UN Environment OIOS Report Erik Solheim, the former Norwegian government minister and leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV), has…
Erik Solheim, the former Norwegian government minister and leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV), has admitted to making mistakes in how he tried to save the climate while traveling business class. Newspaper Aftenposten reported late Tuesday afternoon that the head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) has now chosen to resign, spending around half a million U.S.
Erik Solheim has also been accused of being dictatorial and misusing United Nations resources, something that has forced him to pay back some of
Solheim’s deputy, Joyce Msuya or Tanzania,
Guterres said he is grateful for Solheim’s service and recognizes that he has been a leading voice in drawing the world’s attention to critical environmental challenges.
In a report, The New York Times said the audit of official travel Undertakings at the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services cited “uneconomical routing of flight itineraries, opting for more expensive airlines, implementation of teleworking arrangements that were outside the existing policy on flexible working arrangements ements. “
The Guardian had also revealed that Solheim had to recuse himself in September from professional relations with his own wife and a Norwegian company that employed her shortly after signing a deal with Unep in April.
Published reports said Solheim was criticized for his extensive travels and a management style that prompted a few Scandinavian and other countries. to withhold contributions to donor-funded UNEP until the criticism was answered.
Another concern to staff was the $ 500,000 sponsorship Solheim agreed to give the Volvo Ocean Race, despite being not mentioned on the VOR sponsors’ web page or announced by Unep .
United Nations environmental chief Erik Solheim has resigned following widespread criticism of his excessive expenses on official global travel. “Doing things differently is never easy and I will depart knowing. I never spared a moment in my effort to implement this vision and leave UN Environment more capable and more impactful.”
When asked by OIOS auditors to account for the 76 days spent in Oslo (Norway) and Paris (France), Erik Solheim email: “We can not accept this question on holiday vs job … we are not longer living in the industrial age and they must stop treating me as if I am a 07 to 1
6 factory worker … the other side of this coin is that they must stop asking this stupid question “. The resignation will be effective on November 22. He posted on Monday: “We agreed on and committed to a set of principles [to] guide the way we work and interact with each other.”