Taxing time for WHO

| October 10, 2016

A new report by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), The World Health Organization

in Intensive Care, reveals that numerous countries have opted not to pay their obligations

to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the UN’s tobacco control agency.

‘As of July 15th, 142 of the 180 FCTC member countries, nearly 80 percent, had outstanding

obligations,’ the TPA said in a press note.

‘The FCTC has faced criticism for banning journalists at its meetings, malpractice, stifling debate, lacking transparency and being profligate with public money. These criticisms are part of wider fraud allegations against the WHO.

‘Britain, Germany and France, and even the European Union, have not paid their subscriptions.’

Commenting on the report, David Williams, TPA president, said it was shocking how many countries still refused to pay their subscriptions.

“We suspect that this is indicative of wider concern about the way the WHO operates,” he said. “It is essential that during the election campaign for the next Director-General of WHO, which has just started, that the candidates face up to the very serious questions about

transparency, funding, accountability and malpractice, which the WHO must answer.  The

world’s taxpayers deserve clear answers, not obfuscation.”

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