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How Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

How Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program

hearing before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, November 15, 2004

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hussein, Saddam, -- 1937-2006,
  • United Nations. -- Oil-for-Food Program,
  • United Nations Office of the Iraq Programme,
  • Petroleum products -- Prices -- Iraq,
  • Political corruption -- Iraq,
  • Bribery -- Iraq

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 108-761
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 212 p. :
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17154003M
    ISBN 100160745721

    On October 6, the Wall Street Journal reported it had obtained a copy of a secret Iraqi audit report that confirmed the U.N. official in charge of the Oil for Food program had received rights from Saddam Hussein’s regime to acquire million barrels of oil over a five-year period. The Iraqi report valued these rights at an estimated $   It began as a U.N. humanitarian aid program called "Oil-for-Food," but it ended up with Saddam Hussein pocketing billions to become the biggest graft-generating machine ever.

      The $ billion Iraqi relief program was funded by the country’s own oil money and was incompetently – and corruptly – administered by the United Nations from until Saddam Hussein’s.   The UN’s investigation into the abuse of the Iraqi oil-for-food program officially ended in October , but it continues to reverberate within UN headquarters and in an increasing number of.

    Witnesses testified about the administration of the United Nations' oil-for-food program in Iraq prior to the launch of military operations against the Hussein regime. They talked about the levels. Joy Gordon offers critically examines the allegations of corruption and profiteering linked to the UN Oil-for-Food programme. Gordon analyzes the "kickbacks" scheme orchestrated by the Saddam Hussein regime on Oil-for-Food contracts as well as the illegal smuggling of oil by Saddam Hussein that did not form part of the programme.


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How Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Estimates of the total amount of oil revenue denied the Iraqi government range as high as $ billion. For the fust six years of sanctions, Iraq sold no oil except for a small allowance to Jordan.

After the oil- for-food program began, oil sales generated, according to un figures, $. At last a clear, short, well-written and captivating account of how Saddam Hussein managed to amass billions of dollars under the table during the United Nations Oil for Food Program.

Though the book is based on the dreadfully dry, multi-volume report issued by Paul Volcker's investigation, it is actually a pleasure to read/5(4).

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Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. This book shows that there is a common theme in scandals at the United Nations, from the U.N. officials who allowed Saddam Hussein to personally profit from the U.N.’s Oil for Food program in the late s and early s to the U.N.

peacekeepers who who sexually abused children in the Central African Republic in retaliation against /5(8). Under the Oil-for-Food program, the United Nations was supposed to monitor and approve all of Iraq’s oil sales. All profits went into special escrow accounts that the United Nations controlled.

Oil for Corruption. In the 12 months since the fall of the Iraqi dictatorship, a clear picture has emerged of how Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program.

In the twelve months since the downfall of the Iraqi dictatorship, a clearer picture has emerged of how Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil for Food program.

the united nations oil-for-food program: saddam hussein's use of oil allocations to undermine sanctions and the united nations security council Date(s) Held:. The AWB oil-for-wheat scandal (also known just as the AWB scandal) refers to the payment of kickbacks to the regime of Saddam Hussein in contravention of the United Nations Oil-for-Food Humanitarian Program.

AWB Limited is a major grain marketing organisation based in much of the 20th and early 21st century, it was an Australian Government entity operating a single desk regime. The Oil-for-Food Program was created in by the UN Security Council in an agreement with Saddam Hussein.

It was intended to counter the calamitous shortages of food and other essentials in Iraq caused by the sanctions that had been imposed by the UN after Iraq invaded Kuwait in and that continued after the Gulf War ended. Most disturbing are Iraqi records that suggest Benon Sevan, the executive director of the Oil for Food office, received a voucher for million barrels of oil from Saddam’s manipulation of.

How Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: hearing before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, Novem by United States (Book).

Volcker, PA, Goldstone, RJ & Pieth, M a, Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: the management of the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program. Volume I – the report of the committee, United Nations, New York. The United Nations suffered grave damage to its international reputation yesterday after it emerged that the official who headed the oil-for-food.

The United Nations helped to negotiate the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, which aims to prevent exactly the type of outrageous abuse Saddam Hussein.

Buried in some of the United Nation's own confidential documents on the Oil-for-Food program, clues can be seen that underscore the possibility of a link between Saddam Hussein. Toward the end ofwhen Saddam Hussein's skimming from the oil-for-food program for Iraq kicked into high gear, reports spread quickly to the program's supervisors at the United Nations.

British Member of Parliament George Galloway testified at a hearing on how Saddam Hussein manipulated the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program to win influence and reward friends in order to.

More than 2, companies -- and the regime of Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein -- profited improperly from the United Nations oil-for-food program, according to. There is no doubt that the United Nations oil-for-food program was manipulated by Saddam Hussein to generate substantial sums.

The money was then used to buy forbidden goods or otherwise solidify. The UN's oil-for-food scandal Rolling up the culprits. America's legal authorities (but not many others) are still clearing debris from the UN programme that an ingenious Saddam Hussein turned to.How Saddam Hussein abused the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: hearing before the Permanent Subcommittee on "Printed for the use of the Committee on Governmental Affairs." Distributed to some depository libraries in microfiche.

Shipping list no.: P. Includes bibliographical references. The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' first hearing on the Oil-for-Food Program (“OFF Program”) laid the foundation for future hearings on how the OFF Program was exploited by Saddam Hussein.

The Subcommittee heard from Charles A. Duelfer, author of The Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq’s WMD. Mr.