Former diplomat analyzes systemic weaknesses throughout U.N.
Former diplomat analyzes systemic weaknesses throughout U.N., other intergovernmental organizations
M. M. Pierce's "At the Core: The United Nation's Tragically Massive Corruption and How It Affects You" purports a system of U.N. policy weaknesses plaguing trusted intergovernmental organizations and details methods for eliminating serious corruption
New York, August 8, 2011 -- As a diplomat of a small developing nation, M. M. Pierce claims to have seen firsthand how U.N.-related abuse of power and other corruption works systemically with impunity in any U.N. organization, and even in regional intergovernmental ones. In "At the Core: The United Nation's Tragically Massive Corruption and How It Affects You" (ISBN 1439201390), the ex-diplomat presents case studies in an attempt to show how multi-governmental organizations have been allowed to become vulnerable to corruption coupled without fear of punishment for decades.
The result, Pierce argues, is that intergovernmental organizations today are often actually doing the opposite of bettering the world we all share. "The bureaucratically related abuse of power and other corrupt practices," Pierce explains, "as they occur in multilateral organizations, represent the most dangerous form of corruption today, especially because of these organisms' global reach and because the related impunity is practically guaranteed."
To introduce the details of what the author believes turns out to be massive corruption distributed worldwide, Pierce analyzes first for the readers some of the difficulties confronted by diplomats from the member countries when faced with what the author considers the often misunderstood real sources of administrative powers and the legal ramifications involved in running intergovernmental organizations. Pierce then points out the main weaknesses identified in the book in personnel and auditing policies and in the administrative judiciary that may have helped to cover up potentially dangerously corrupt practices emanating from the bureaucratic core since the early days of the U.N.'s existence.
While many think U.N. organizations are doing what they can to help maintain peace and sustainable development throughout the world, Pierce aims to expose a festering underbelly and then tell us why the simple-to-understand and even relatively inexpensive reforms suggested would be the cure. "International corruption underpinned by U.N.-related bureaucratic violations of the rule of law and justice can only bring us more international political and economic crises along with organized crime, including organized terrorism," says Pierce. "U.N. goals should bring about the complete opposite." The author's expressed opinion is that by curbing certain specific bureaucratic and judiciary dangers, these organizations can more realistically bring us global alleviation of poverty and a truly solid peace.
"At the Core: The United Nation's Tragically Massive Corruption and How It Affects You" is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
M. M. Pierce was a diplomat for over 25 years for the small nation where the author was raised.