Protecting whistle-blower rights strengthens accountability in the UN system

The leading international US based Government Accountability project reported in August 2014 that entities of the UN system did not, generally, comply with the best practices in whistle-blower protection. Consequently, the government of the United States which contributes the highest portion of multilateral development funding support to the UN system (of which our continent, Africa, is the greatest beneficiary) had to withhold 15 percent of its contribution to the UN system until there was satisfactory evidence that the UN system was implementing best practices for whistle-blower protection.