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February 24, 2020

UN Refuses Press Qs on Coronavirus But Inner City Press Here Publishes UN Pro- China Spin

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, Feb 22 – The United Nations has assiduously avoided answering Press questions about its response to Coronavirus.

Publicly UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his officials have lavished praise on China for its response, without answering on the disappearance of a journalist who exposed them on it.

Now that the tech giants the UN has turned itself over to, as it has to China, have canceled the Mobile World Congress 2020 even though it was to be in Barcelona, the question is more Pressing: what precautions has the UN taken given the travel to and from it, on unaccountable diplomatic passports, of diplomats and others from the epicenter of the virus? Inner City Press has asked each day for a week - no answer at all, now as Guterres takes public money and UN Security to lounge around his real home in Lisbon.

 But banned Inner City Press has obtained the below UN spin of Coronavirus including praise of China's "vigorous" approach which has included Guterres-like censorship and welding people in their homes to die: "From: Ole Emmrich
 Cc: Martha Helena Lopez ; Michael Rosetz  Esther Tan  Subject: Message from the CEB HR Network l Important Message for All UN Personnel on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak     

Dear HR Network Colleagues,  A cluster of cases of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recently detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China.  Additional cases have since been identified in China’s cities outside of Wuhan as well as other countries outside of China.   

The UN’s Department of Health Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) is closely monitoring this evolving situation and have determined that the risk to UN operations is low at this time.  This risk rating is based on current spread vs locations of UN personnel, and the vigorous containment efforts currently being applied by Chinese authorities.  Nevertheless, this is an evolving and dynamic situation which will be vigorously monitored.  In the meantime, DHMOSH has prepared the following message and resources for all UN personnel.  Please feel free to broadcast the below to your staff as needed.

 Dr. Esther Tan  Senior Medical Officer   Division of Healthcare Management  And Occupational Safety and Health/  Office of Support Operations 

   Message for all UN personnel on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak:     The UN’s Department of Health Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China on 31 December.  Additional cases have since been identified in China’s cities outside of Wuhan as well as other countries outside of China.
      The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) recommends the following key preventive measures for all UN personnel against 2019-nCoV.  1. Take steps to prevent illness with respiratory pathogens:  ·         Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections such as with fever, cough and difficulty breathing.  ·         Perform frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment.  ·         Individuals with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette including:  o    Maintain your distance from others;  o    Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing;  o    Use the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use;  o    Perform hand hygiene (e.g., hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub, or antiseptic handwash) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials;  ·         Avoid close contact and unprotected with live or dead farm or wild animals;  ·         When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;  ·         The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices;  ·         Preliminary information suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease from this virus.  2.  Pay attention to your health during your travel to outbreak locations and after you leave.  ·         Seek medical care immediately if you begin to develop fever or respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or cough.  Remember to share your previous travel history with your health care provider.  ·         You should make every effort to inform the medical clinic by telephone about your condition prior to presenting in person there.  3.  Keep up to date with local health advice before and during your travel  For all travelers, while WHO advises against the application of any travel or trade restrictions on countries with nCoV, please be aware that local authorities may begin to implement travel restrictions and health screening measures for travelers entering or exiting the country.  All UN personnel should check with the destination countries’ embassy, consulate or Ministry of Health and keep up to date with local health advice before and during your travel. You should also comply with any screening measures put in place by local authorities.   Similar messages have been posted on the DSS TRIP system for individuals seeking travel clearance into China."

Previously the UN refused to answer then in-house Inner City Press about its response to New York City's Legionnaires disease. The UN did not even take the precautions taken by apartment buildings in The Bronx. But in that case, the UN even with its standing water in its traffic circle foundation was no more risky that any other NYC building.

Not so with Coronavirus, given the travel in and out of the UN, precisely the risk that led largely liberal tech titans to cancel MWC2020. There is also the question of the tourists coming on busses and charged $20 to enter, which investigative Inner City Press is banned from an any price. The UN is silent and unaccountable. Perhaps this time they will be held to account - the question has begun to be asked, starting here.

Here prior to that are questions that Inner City Press, roughed up by the UN Security Antonio Guterres and and banned for 593 days says, has put in writing to Guterres, his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric, Farhan Haq and now Eri Kaneko, and global communications chief Melissa Fleming, without any answer at all despite formal and on camera promises to answer:

January 29-1: On Coronavirus, are UN interns and contractors in Wuhan and elsewhere in China covered by any UN health insurance?

February 11-2: On China, what are SG Guterres comments and action if any on the video of Chinese authorities welding people into their homes to die of coronavirus?

February 11-10: On press freedom and China what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and separately USG Melissa Fleming on the disappearance of  journalist Chen Qiushi, a freelance video journalist, traveled to the city of Wuhan in Hubei province from Beijing on January 24 and began filming and reporting on the health crisis in the city? On February 6, he told his family that he planned to report on a temporary hospital, and has not been seen since..

February 14-4: On coronavirus and UN Peacekeeping what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and USG Lacroix, including any impact on deployment of peacekeepers from China and elsewhere, on that coronavirus is spreading among members of the Chinese military and armed police, with thousands placed under quarantine to prevent further contagion, according to the Hong Kong-based ICHRD?  Ten soldiers within the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and 15 armed police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Hubei Province, according to the ICHRD, which added that 1,500 soldiers and 1,000 armed police are under quarantine.

No answers at all. The UN of Antonio Guterres is irresponsible, and now dangerous. It should be held to account. Watch this site.

February 17, 2020

On Myanmar Pro UN Groups Oppose Internet Cut Like One Guterres in Cameroon Complicit With

By Matthew Russell Lee

UN GATE, Feb 13 – The UN's own report on its systemic failure in protecting civilians in Myanmar, as in Cameroon, typically stopped short of naming who was in charge and who is responsible: Antonio Guterres, Secretary General since January 2017. Then Guterres' head of communications pimped out refugees by publishing personal identifying information, while banning the Press from covering the September 2019 UNGA week.

  Now from a group of NGOs, some of them sincere, mostly the local groups, some of them mostly seeking access at the UN and silent on Guterres' censorship, this: "On February 3, the Government of Myanmar ordered the reinstatement of internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin states.  On June 21, 2019, the government first imposed restrictions on mobile internet communications in nine townships: Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebo, Ponnangyun, and Rathedaun townships in Rakhine State and Paletwa Township in Chin State. On September 1, the government lifted restrictions in Buthidaung, Maungdaw, Myebon, Paletwa, and Rathedaung townships. On February 3, the government ordered the reinstatement of the restrictions in those five townships. In the joint statement published today, organizations—including Human Rights Watch, Article 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, FIDH - International Federation for Human Rights and Amnesty International - called on the Myanmar government to “restore internet access” and “repeal Section 77 of the Telecommunications Law.”    The Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA) have engaged in armed conflict in Rakhine State since 2015  On February 3, the AA published a statement online declaring that it would release evidence of mass graves of Muslims killed and buried by Myanmar armed forces in Rakhine State. The same day, the government cut internet access" - and a few more, led by a total fraud. That Myanmar abuses Rohingya, we agree. That the UN has any credibility calling for due process when it ousts and bans the Press without a single hearing or right to appeal, while itself pimping out refugees, is truly disgusting.

  Meanwhile on Cameroon, where Paul Biya cut the Internet then gave Guterres a golden statue and UN Budget Committee favors as chair in exchange for Guterres' silence, some of these groups let Guterres and the UN off the hook, focus on the underdogs' fight back and even block on the Internet those who question that (that would be Human Rights Watch).

 On Myanmar Inner City Press reported how Guterres rejected warning from his own senior staff about the impending slaughter, so caught up in outmoded infatuation with Aung San Suu Kyi.  Inner City Press was in mid 2018 roughed up by Guterres' Security and banned from the UN since, 590 days and counting. Its written questions on Myanmar have been ignored by Guterres and his spokespeople, now including Melissa Fleming, even while still spokesperson for UNHCR. It is shameful. Inner City Press applied to all of them to cover the September 2019 UNGA week, which it covered for a decade. Then on Friday August 30, her MALU issued a one-line denial of access: "Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018."   

  Inner City Press asked Guterres, and this directly to Melissa Fleming on August 21: "On the repatriation of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to start on August 22, what is the UN system's role? Why is it going forward with a system that will give returnees non citizen, "Bengali" ID cards? National Verification Cards (NVCs), which do not confer rights nor citizenship and, through an NVC application process, effectively identify Rohingya as “Bengali” or more generally as “foreigners.” What has been the UN system's, specifically UNHCR's, role in this in the past?  the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar and the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees forcibly repatriated an estimated 250,000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to northern Rakhine State, and Myanmar began issuing Temporary Resident Cards (“White Cards”) to Rohingya, which, like NVCs, did not confer rights.  What did Guterres do on this while at UNHCR?"

  Still, no answer at all from Fleming, even as she virtue-signal tweets. We will not relent.

February 10, 2020

In Cameroon Biya Army Makes Election A Joke While Guterres Covers Up At AU Silent on Rapes

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UN GATE, Feb 8 – Cameroon's 38 year ruler Paul Biya, propped up by France and now for three years by corrupt UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who cut a deal with Biya for his support as chair of the UN Budget Committee, on New Years Eve made threats to kill more people.

  And now those threats are making a mockery of his so-called municipal and legislative elections as Biya's army has stepped up its raids on  villages in the Anglophone North West and South West regions. In Teze, Ngie subdivision, Momo division, for example many inhabitants have fled their homes. How to vote?

  Guterres, meanwhile, is pontificating at the AU, without a word in his speech or "press conference" about Cameroon. He is corrupt. 

  And no answers by his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming, who continue Guterres' ghoulish ban on Inner City Press even entering the UN to ask questions.  They have refused Inner City Press' daily written questions on Cameroon, but see Inner City Press February 4 radio Q&A here, about Cameroon from Minute 32. It also covers Guterres' Gulbenkian / Partex oil links he bans Press for.

February 3, 2020

UN Guterres Set To Reward Shiotani Who Gave UNSC Site To Husband With UNSC Post

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon

UN GATE, Jan 29 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres claims he has a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, but continues to reward UN officials who are charged with harassment. Inner City Press previously reported on Guterres promoting his official Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond of Chile, after sexual harassment in his own 38th floor office, to "Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary."   

   Today on January 29 Inner City Press, now banned from the UN by Guterres for 575 days, exclusively reports on another reward being doled out, and scandal blunglingly covered up,  in Guterres' world of double-speak, harassment and hypocrisy.

       On January 30 scandal plagued Kyoko "Kiki" Shiotani will take over the UN Security Council Affairs Division's Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch - after Inner City Press outed her as Rosemary DiCarlo's chief of staff getting her husband given, for money, the Security Councils website.

   After Inner City Press exposed this scandal it was told if it backed off, Guterres would. It didn't, and soon Inner City Press was roughed up and thrown out and banned. Guterres is corrupt.

  Inner City Press is now informed that The post has been held for months since the departure of Yvette Blanco in May 2019, after a Yvette has been bullied and forced out by Hasmik. The latter has kept the post for her friend Kiki whom DiCarlo did not want in her office due to her corruption. Basically, Hasmik gave the post to her friend who was a D2 (I believe), now she took a D1 - the same person whose husband was given a P5.

 This is the corrupt UN of Guterres and Rosemary DiCarlo, complicit in Guterres' roughing up and banning of Inner City Press. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse to answer any questions, like propagandists in any dictatorship.

January 27, 2020

Guterres Used Angola dos Santos Family Funds To Be UNSG Now No Luanda Leaks Answers

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 21 – When Antonio Guterres wanted to get the position of UN Secretary General in 2006, he needed money and political support. He found it in long time Angola dictator and kleptocrat Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

    Now Guterres refuses to answer Press questions about the Luanda Leaks scandal, and about his close Angolan staffer Aguinaldo Baptista's online support for Isabel dos Santos. Guterres had roughed up and has banned for 567 days and counting Inner City Press which asks the questions. 

 Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who played and plays his role in the banning, said on camera he would answer Inner City Press' questions, video here.

  But so far, now answer to this one: "January 20-1: On corruption and Angola, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the Luanda Leaks exposure of Isabel dos Santos of Angola, and as Inner City Press has repeatedly asked, what are his comments and action on the repeated retweeting of Isabel dos Santos' denials by his close staffer Aguinaldo Baptista? After, for example, exposure of the corrupt urban development project near Luanda for which some 3,000 families were driven from their homes to make way for the development?"

  On January 21 it is added from Mauritius that the "spoils of the Dos Santos clan", is according to the ICIJ survey distributed among 400 companies in 41 countries around the world . Almost 100 of these companies are in controversial jurisdictions such as Mauritius, Malta, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the British Virgin Islands and Dubai" - which also hosted Amr Abdul Aziz's money laundering for OneCoin, on which Dujarric has also refused to answer. We'll have more on this.

  On March 17, 2016 Angolan state media reported that "José Eduardo dos Santos Thursday in Luanda was informed on the process of candidacy of António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres to the post of the UNSG. Antonio Guterres, who served as Portuguese prime minister, said he presented a program of his candidacy for the world body’s top position.  'It is very important for me to have Angola at the very beginning of this candidacy, as I am an old friend and admirer."   

   Dos Santos, flush with oil money, controlled more embassies and strings throughout Africa than did Guterres' Portugal.  Guterres' son Pedro Guimarães e Melo De Oliveira Guterres' untold business links in Lusophone countries include Angola.

    Guterres' oil connections were not limited to Angola: he was getting paid by Lisbon based Gulbenkian Foundation which in terms was turned by oil company Partex, with business in Angola, that UN briber CEFC China Energy in turn tried to buy.   

   Inner City Press asked about this, and was roughed up by Guterres' UN Security and banned from entering the UN. Guterres' designated censor Melissa Fleming has continued this ban, with no appeals process. His spokesman Stephane Dujarric said he would answer written question from banned Inner City Press. 

 No answers at all, and those whom Guterres, Melissa Fleming and Dujarric allowed into their noon press briefing on January 20 did not ask about #LuandaLeaks, or anything in Africa. It's Guterres' big scam. And it must be ended. Watch this site.

January 20, 2020

UN Guterres In Closed Meeting Lied About His Retaliation and Bogus Reforms So Audio Here

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon, Audio
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 14 – How corrupt is UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres?

Well, when he held a closed door meeting with UN staff in Geneva last months, he lied about his commitment against retaliating - while retaliating, against staff and the Press - and claimed that he was unaware or unconcerned about changes he had imposed.

    Inner City Press, though banned from the UN now 560 days by Guterres, has repeatedly in writing provided Guterres through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming an opportunity to explain his remarks.

But despite Dujarric on camera and Fleming's Department written promises to answer such questions, no answers at all.

  So now Inner City Press has published the audio, here. Tweeted here.

January 13, 2020

UN Strips Vote of Lebanon and Yemen While Stonewalling on Gambia and Corruption of Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 10 – In the United Nations, already an undemocratic autocracy under Secretary General Antonio Guterres, embattled countries are being official stripped of their votes in the General Assembly, including Lebanon and Yemen and the Central African Republic, where UN peacekeepers have raped children and had it covered up by Guterres.    Others facing lose of vote are Venezuela, Lesotho, Tonga and Gambia, on whose opening of a "Morocco" consulate in Western Sahara Guterres' spokes / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric on January 10 promised an off-camera answer to France 24 while refusing each and every written question from Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres now 556 days and counting for reporting on his corruption.    Given a bye, for now, and allowed to keep voting without paying are Comoros, Somalia and Sao Tome and Principe, where Guterres' son Pedro does undisclosed business presumptively trading off the name of his father and of the UN.    In Somalia, Guterres threw his own representative under the bus, telling UN staff that asking it is impolite to ask human rights questions, in a closed door meeting exclusively reported by banned Inner City Press with leaked audio.    Really, to avoid being complicit more countries should stop paying the UN until these abuses and censorship are ended. We'll have more, much more, on this.

January 6, 2020

UN Security Council Admits Estonia Tunisia Vietnam St Vincent and Niger While Guterres Censors

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 2 –  In the sideshow of the UN and its Security Council, from which UNSG Antonio Guterres has banned the investigative Press for 548 days, five new non-permanent members entered in a January 2 ceremony. Each spoke, but no questions were taken. And Inner City Press has many questions.

  New member Vietnam is president for January, but its program of work has nothing for example about the slaughter in Cameroon; it has Colombia on January 13 but nothing on Honduras, recently exposed as a narco-state in a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York which Inner City Press now covers as well as the UN, from the UN Gate.

  There are no fewer than four meetings on Syria, but Libya where Turkey has voted to send forces and where the UN has been exposed as helping militias is put off until the 29th. Yemen is on the 16th, West Africa (pro strongman SRSG Chambas) on the 8th and, interestingly, a debate on ASEAN on the 23rd. We'll have more on this.

 And the UN of SG Antonio Guterres, wasting public money for example on Guterres' now three week junket away from New York, didn't even manage to update to Security Council's website at the turn of the year. At 7 pm on January 1, the UN web site still listed as current members: "Côte d’Ivoire , Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait (2019) Peru (2019) Poland (2019)." Photo here.

 Even Wikipedia had, nineteen hours before, added Estonia, Eastern European Group, Niger, African Group, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), Tunisia, African Group and  Vietnam." As Inner City Press reported, Guterres gave the UNSC website to the photographer husbands of USG DiCarlo's chief of staff, here.

Inner City Press, which covered in person these five's performance from January through June of 2018 before being roughed up and banned by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with no reaction by the five, despite claims of commitment to press freedom and even UN transparency, has continued to cover them.

    Kuwait, for example, which has gotten its KUNA to inflate its performance, phoned it in on African issues including praising Paul Biya, dictator of Cameroon.

   Its Permanent Representative, a pleasure enough man, when Inner City Press standing at the Delegates Entrance raised the issue of its expulsion and ban by Guterres, replied that if the UN Correspondents Association with state media like Xinhua on its Executive Committee was colluding with Guterres there was nothing to be done. One, this is weak for a member state. Two, it confirms how disgusting the UN has become under Guterres.

So what were the achievements, again? We'll continue to cover this and the UNSC, even while the censor Guterres and his Melissa Fleming maintain their ban on the Press. Viet Nam takes over January 1, 2020.   December 30, 2019

The UN Is Being Killed By Guterres And His Team As From Cameroon To China Rosewood Flows

A Cautionary Tale By Matthew Russell Lee
Patreon - BBC - Guardian UK - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, Dec 28 – The lobby of the United Nations still had the veneer of futurist cool, but upstairs it has all gone rotten. It was to the penultimate story that lobbyist Daniel Lang was headed that day, not to meet the top man Fat Tony Guterres but his African fig-leaf deputy Amina J. Mohammed.

    The two were equally corrupt, she having signed and backdated thousands of export certificates for endangered rosewood from Cameroon already shipped to China for the over-classes bed frames and other furniture. But it was this Cameroonian connection that Lang hoped to play on today.

   Amina Mohammed's factotum Nelson Muffuh, who had worked for her at the Nigerian Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development as well, approached lobbyist Lang in the lobby.   

"Ah, Daniel," Muffuh said in the faux French style for which the UN has known. "I trust you got through security alright?"

    In fact Daniel has seen a man with a big backpack being taken out of the line in front of him, loudly demanding why he as journalist was being barred and calling Guterres corrupt as he was ushered back out only First Avenue.

      "It was alright," Lang answered, eager to get up to the 38th floor and make his pitch to Mohammed before the interns started drinking in the UN Delegates Lounge at 5 pm. He had set this meeting for late afternoon for just that reason.

    "Follow me," Muffuh said, leading Lang deeper into the UN General Assembly lobby, past a series of panels claiming how the UN had tried to stop the Rwanda genocide, to a turnstile facing a bank of elevators.

    "He's with me, Ronald," Muffuh told the security guard by the turnstile, who pushed a button and let them through. "He represents Cameroon."

    The security guard nodded and, it seemed to Lang, smirked. What was so strange, a French white man lobbying for Cameroon? At least the country was no longer an explicit colony.

   Up on the 38th floor there was more guards, in front of a big window looking out over the East River at Brooklyn and Queens and behind them, Long Island all the way to the Hamptons.

"Amina's waiting for you in her office," Muffuh said, heading down a hallway that smelled of the cigars that UN staffers smoked in the stairwell one firedoor away.

   There were in her corner office she was, Amina J. Mohammed in her ubiquitous flowing robe and head scarf, a politically correct exporter of stolen rosewood. Lang aimed to use her guilty knowledge to get her and Guterres' support for another Chinese project in Cameroon, this time in the Anglophone Zone. It should not be difficult.  

    To Be Continued; and see Patreon

December 23, 2019

UN Guterres Covers Up Yet More UN Rape In DRC While Banning Inner City Press 534th Day

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video here, Vine here

UN GATE, Dec 19 -- Stephane Dujarric, the lead spokesman of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and now Guterres' Global Communicator Melissa Fleming have joined their boss in personally covering up child rapes and sexual abuse by UN personnel, including recently a child rape by a UN "peacekeeper" from Paul Biya's Cameroon in DR Congo.

  Even while they and OIOS Ben Swanson purport to care - and even answer questions - on the UN's cover up for Burundian and Gabon rapes in CAR in 2017, they have adopted corrupt Guterres' solution going forward: cover up the cases in advance. Rough up and ban the Press which asks, leave inside only insiders who ask why they can't use the UN escalator instead of walking one or two flights of stairs, and refuse to answer written questions. Their UN is dying - and taking young victims with it.

 Past 3 pm on December 19 the UN data dumped a new case of rape, by a UN "Volunteer" whose nationality has yet to be disclosed - Inner City Press has asked - in the DR Congo in June 2019. Inner City Press immediately wrote to Guterres, Fleming, the spokesmen, DSG Amina J. Mohammed and others for the if-asked information. Or will the cover up continue, as to UN rapes? Guterres is turning the UN into a criminal conspiracy.

 A similar request was sent, without response yet but their knowledge confirmed as a matter of law, on more than 11 previous cases - enough to make out a criminal conspiracy pattern to among others: ag [at] un.org, dujarric [at] un.org, haqf [at] un.org,  David Kaye, amina.mohammed [at] un.org, marialuiza.viotti [at] un.org, jiang1 [at] un.org, melissa.fleming [at] un.org, gilles.michaud [at] un.org, pozenel [at] un.org, zoe.paxton [at] un.org, peter.reid [at] un.org - the communicator brought in from McKinsey with public money while Guterres said he had no money (this was prior to taking $50,000 in presumpively El Chapo's money from Honduras government of Juan Orlando Hernandez, UNanswered.)

 No answers, despite Dujarric's previous on camera commitment / lie about answering Inner City Press' questions. Video here.

December 16, 2019

In Corrupt UN of Guterres UNSC Post Set Aside for Nils Schmieder After Viotti Gave Filho GB

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, PFTracker
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

UN GATE, Dec 13 – The UN has been so corrupted and dominated under UNSG Antonio Guterres that his chief of staff Luiza Viotti has been allowed to pick an over the hill Brazilian and give him Guinea Bissau. The corruption reaches in the the Security Council Affairs Division, as Inner City Press showed by exposing Rosemary DiCarlo's chief of staff's photographer husband getting the contract for the Council's website, before Guterres had Inner City Press banned.

 Now on 13 December 2019 from banned Inner City Press this exclusive, on the corruption in recruitment about the chef de cabinet Viotti’s friend. She recruited her friend José Viegas Filho from Brazil as SRSG Guinea-Bissau. He is not anymore there, but according to multiple locals he had dementia and could not engage with anyone. In Bissau during a meeting with international community, he didn’t know why he was there and they took him out and the Deputy SRSG proceeded with the meeting.

  Whistleblowers tell banned Inner City Press he was there because CdC Viotti was doing him a favor to flee corruption charges from Brazil, and because he was not well mentally, his wife took charge of his functions and attended meetings with him. In a meeting with the President of Guinea Bissau, it was clear that he was not well mentally. A EU representative asked if it was true that the SRSG was not mentally well. But the representative said that they learned that he would be leaving the mission. This is a horrible story of how corrupt is Guterres' cabinet.

   SCAD -- the Security Council Affairs Division -- is also corrupt in recruitment, as Inner City Press previously showed regarding the website. They posted a P4 position and other male staff knew they would take German Nils Schmieder who has been there only for a few months and bypass so many experienced colleagues. He was picked up from the roster few days after posting the post which was advised for a month and the EO questioned the procedures, when they received the memo but they are still going with the recruitment

The name of the person being recruited is Nils Schmieder. Inner City Press will have more on this.

On December 8, in a new low in hypocrisy, Guterres robo-tweeted: "People are right to be angry about corruption.  It diverts much needed resources from schools, hospitals and infrastructure.  Anti-Corruption Day highlights the need for us to unite to stop illicit financial flows draining these funds."

But he is a fraud, and a censor. December 9, 2019

UN Spox Dujarric Covers Up UN Rapes and Cameroon As UN Correspondents Association Sells SG

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFTracker
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

UN GATE / WALL ST, Dec 6 – The UN has been so corrupted and dominated by China under UNSG Antonio Guterres that now its ostensible journalist award is controlled with Chinese state media. On November 22 Chinese state media "won" the third vice presidency of UNCA, albeit with only 40 votes of only 143 ballots supposedly representing journalists worldwide. The United Nations Correspondents Association is totally corrupt. Results here: state media in. Low turn out for a dwindling membership. Yet Guterres uses his scribes to continue censorship.

  On December 6 Inner City Press now banned from the UN 521 days and counting went after reporting on the SDNY court all day down to Wall Street. There Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for Guterres and Ban Ki-moon before him, sauntered in tuxedo and flowers. Despite a previous on-camera promise to answer banned Inner City Press' questions, he has not, on ranging from Cameroon to UN child rapes. And on December 6, asked, he did not. Inner City Press tweeted video here.

Here @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, who arranged with SG @AntonioGuterres to have Inner City Press banned from the UN now 522 days, while false-promising to answer written questions (which he does not), heads East with flowers from UN Censorship Alliance shindig pic.twitter.com/idgWsMO7zL

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) December 7, 2019


The event? UNCA was selling access to Guterres to a slew of people in tuxedos and gowns, many with no UN connection.

Video here.

Inner City Press asked questions outside, of Guterres' chief of staff Viotta and USG Melissa Flemming (no answers), Nigerian UN PGA Bande about Cameroon (no answer), and to UNCA correspondents (VOA's long time UN bureau chief responded with her middle finger). Some were more polite, noted.

 An expensive car was auctioned outside. Inside, sponsored by a seller of facial sheet masks, UNCA celebrated state media and Egypt. Inner City Press has a right to re-enter the UN and asked questions, just like the retired and state media Guterres and Fleming allow in. We will continue on this.

 Now after UNsurprisingly omitting any and all coverage of China's abuse of Uighurs and Hong Kong from its bogus awards, the UN Censorship Alliance will hold a glitzy celebration of Guterres on Wall Street, no less, on December 6. They are entirely corrupt. No questions on the new UN rapes, links to fraud and bribes, nothing.

 Another proof: two of the top six spots are controlled by Italy, including a Treasurer Giampaolo Pioli who rented one of his Manhattan apartments, funded by a scam pasta company, to a Sri Lankan war criminal. He and Valeria Robecco quickly told a "publication" with UN office space, ONUItalia, that UNCA "remains Italian." The UN Correspondents Association is totally corrupt.

With China having a veto in UNCA, will stories about CEFC China Energy's proven bribery at the UN, and bid to buy an oil company linked to Guterres through the Gulbenkian Foundation, even get through a first round of review with this Chinese "journalism" veto? Fat chance.

December 2, 2019

UN Correspondents Association Gave China Veto Then No Uighurs or Hong Kong In Its Corrupt Wall Street Awards

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFTracker
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

UN GATE, Nov 27 – The UN has been so corrupted and dominated by China under UNSG Antonio Guterres that now its ostensible journalist award is controlled with Chinese state media. On November 22 Chinese state media "won" the third vice presidency of UNCA, albeit with only 40 votes of only 143 ballots supposedly representing journalists worldwide. The United Nations Correspondents Association is totally corrupt. Results here: state media in. Low turn out for a dwindling membership. Yet Guterres uses his scribes to continue censorship.

 Now after UNsurprisingly omitting any and all coverage of China's abuse of Uighurs and Hong Kong from its bogus awards, the UN Censorship Alliance will hold a glitzy celebration of Guterres on Wall Street, no less, on December 6. They are entirely corrupt. No questions on the new UN rapes, links to fraud and bribes, nothing.

 Another proof: two of the top six spots are controlled by Italy, including a Treasurer Giampaolo Pioli who rented one of his Manhattan apartments, funded by a scam pasta company, to a Sri Lankan war criminal. He and Valeria Robecco quickly told a "publication" with UN office space, ONUItalia, that UNCA "remains Italian." The UN Correspondents Association is totally corrupt.

With China having a veto in UNCA, will stories about CEFC China Energy's proven bribery at the UN, and bid to buy an oil company linked to Guterres through the Gulbenkian Foundation, even get through a first round of review with this Chinese "journalism" veto? Fat chance.

 Now on November 11 from US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, this: "The United States is watching the situation in Hong Kong with grave concern.  ‎We condemn violence on all sides, extend our sympathies to victims of violence regardless of their political inclinations, and call for all parties— police and protestors— to exercise restraint.‎  We repeat President Trump's call for a humane resolution to the protests.    The increased polarization within Hong Kong society underscores the need for a broad-based and sincere dialogue between the government, protestors, and citizenry writ large.  The United States urges the Hong Kong government to build on its dialogue with the Hong Kong public and begin efforts to address the underlying concerns driving the protests.  We also urge the protestors to respond to efforts at dialogue.    The United States believes that Hong Kong’s autonomy, its adherence to the rule of law, and its commitment to protecting civil liberties are key to preserving its special status under U.S. law, as well as to the success of “One Country, Two Systems” and Hong Kong’s future stability and prosperity.  We urge Beijing to honor the commitments it made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, including commitments that Hong Kong will “enjoy a high degree of autonomy” and that the people of Hong Kong will enjoy human rights the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly— core values that we share with Hong Kong." And the UN?

  Days after Guterres and his team denied access even to enter to cover UN General Assembly high level week to Inner City Press which closely covers the UN bribery convictions at the SDNY court, China state media Xinhua shows smiling UN Correspondent Association officials on a tour of China without any reference to the abuse of Uighurs and Hong Kong, much less to bribery. See here. The headline is "Members of United Nations Correspondents Association visit Fujian." The caption is "Lin Dongmei (1st R), associate director of National Engineering Research Center of Juncao Technology, introduces Juncao plantation to members of the United Nations Correspondents Association, at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 9, 2019. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)."

  The UNCA officials are past president (and Sri Lanka war criminal landlord) Giampaolo Pioli, and his successor Valeria Robecco, along with another Italian hanger-on who oversaw the confiscation and attempted destruction of Inner City Press' live-streaming smart phone in front of UNCA's corrupt annual fundraising event. This while Inner City Press, investigative media, is banned by these thugs from entering the UN. What of this China tour, and those who signed off on or didn't complain about it? We said, "We'll have more on this" - and now we do.

Inner City Press has repeatedly asked corrupt Guterres and team " September 10-2: What are the SG's and USG Fleming's view of the ethics of UN Correspondents Association official taking a paid trip to China at this time, with regard to Xinjiang, Hong Kong and bribery by China Energy Fund Committee, which tried to buy the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which has made payments to the SG? See here." More than a month, no answer at all.

  But several disgusted UNCA members have sent this, an admission, guilty knowledge, arrests and re-admission of the Press should follow: "The UNCA Executive Committee has taken a decision and is notifying its members of the below:  If any member of the UN Correspondents Association, including members of the Executive Committee, is invited on a paid trip (travel and lodging) to represent UNCA, it must be submitted to the UNCA board for approval. Appearance fees on behalf of UNCA should be declined as it compromises the integrity and credibility of the association. If UNCA members are offered paid trips or other complementary benefits as individual journalists, it is up to them and their news outlets to decide how to proceed.    UNCA OFFICE." Too little, too late.

November 25, 2019

As UN Cries Poor Guterres With 3 Cars Starts Junket To Germany and To Lisbon of Fado Corrupt

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video, Memo
BBC - The Times UK - Honduras - The Source 

UN GATE, Nov 23 -- While UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres cries poor and scales back "official travel," he has just made another undisclosed trip to Lisbon paid for the public, this time appearing at a concert there on November 9 for Carlos do Carmo, noted in the Portuguese media here.

 So how much did it cost the public, taking UN Security there? Where did they stay? Inner City Press asked on November 11, before the day's UN noon briefing which it is banned from entering to attend by corrupt Guterres, for the now 507th day. No answers.

Instead on November 22, from corrupt Stephane Dujarric, this: "I have a trip announcement.  On Monday, 25 November, the Secretary‑General will be arriving in Berlin, Germany, to take part in the 14th UN Internet Governance Forum, hosted this year by the Government of Germany." Is this just another pretext, for another trip to Lisbon? Dujarric refuses to answer any Inner City Press question.

 Therefore on November 23 Inner City Press went to check out the Sutton Place mansion in which Big Tony lives on the public dime. There, fully three vans were in front. When Inner City Press started live streaming, one left and backed into a dead end around the corner. Finally Guterres slipped out though his / your back door, like a common criminal to avoid questions or legal process and sped away. Video here.  Guterres is corrupt.

And did Guterres only agree to go to the Paris Peace Forum, with sponsor Gulbenkian which tried to sell its oil company to UN briber CEFC China Energy and whose payments to Guterres have been omitted from his financial disclosure covering 2016, as a fig leaf for his Lisbon trip? Will he meet dictator Paul Biya at the PPF? Watch this site.

Also, this high cost hire for Guterres' propaganda / vanity shop: "Zoe Paxton, head of media at the Department for International Development (DfID) and a rising star in the Government Communication Service, is leaving for a top comms job at the United Nations." This comes right after his hiring from McKinsey of Peter Reid for a position that even Ban Ki-moon left empty, because wasteful, for a decade. This is Guterres' hypocrisy.

  On October 14 Inner City Press went to check it out, from gate. Periscopes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.

 On October 17, even banned from entering the UN for the 471st day by corrupt Guterres, Inner City Press can exclusively report that in the closed-door October 16 meeting of the UN Staff Union and Controller Chandramouli Ramanathan, the latter was asked about Guterres' many trips in 2019 specifically those to "Portugal where his life lives" and what asked how that is accountable? Ramanathan, in Guterres fashion, dodged - but the questioning continues, until there is accountability.
November 18, 2019

UN Guterres Covers Up Cameroon Sex Exploitation Whispers on Colombia and UN Rape

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video here, Vine here

UN GATE, Nov 12 -- Stephane Dujarric, the lead spokesman of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and now Guterres' Global Communicator Melissa Fleming have joined their boss in personally covering up child rapes and sexual abuse by UN personnel, including recently a child rape by a UN "peacekeeper" from Paul Biya's Cameroon in DR Congo.

  Even while they and OIOS Ben Swanson purport to care - and even answer questions - on the UN's cover up for Burundian and Gabon rapes in CAR in 2017, they have adopted corrupt Guterres' solution going forward: cover up the cases in advance. Rough up and ban the Press which asks, leave inside only insiders who ask why they can't use the UN escalator instead of walking one or two flights of stairs, and refuse to answer written questions. Their UN is dying - and taking young victims with it.

  At 10 am on November 12 - after not responding on November 11 cases which remains the case as of this publication - the UN data dumped a rape by its personnel in South Sudan as well as UN sexual exploitation in a new mission, Colombia. Inner City Press immediately in writing asked for the if-asked information.

  Now - and we immediately publish it - deputy spokesman Farhan Haq has responded on these two, while leaving the previous dozen cases UNresponded to:

From: Farhan Aziz Haq [at] UN.org
Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Subject: RE: Press request that you immediately provide the if-asked information about today's cases of UN rape in South Sudan and sexual exploitation in Colombia, on top of the November 11 case of rape in Liberia, and by a Cameroon "military observer" in Mali...
To: Matthew Russell Lee [at] innercitypress

  On South Sudan The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has received an allegation of sexual abuse and exploitation involving a civilian national staff.  The allegation refers to the sexual abuse of a minor that allegedly took place on unspecified date in 2019, and an exploitative relationship with a victim whose age is unknown that allegedly took place in 2018 - both victims became pregnant as a result.  The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is investigating the allegation.The Mission offered appropriate assistance to the victims in line with the UN’s victim assistance protocols.

On Colombia  The United Nations Mission Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC) has received one allegation of sexual exploitation involving two civilian international staff. The allegation refers to transactional sex with an unidentified number of women on unspecified dates. The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is investigating the allegation.Once identified, each victim will be