On 22 November, UN Watch announced that it had written to the UN Secretary-General, requesting that he terminate the mandate of Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese, accusing her of breaching the UN Code of Conduct by accepting a paid trip to Australia. The UN Watch statement is here.
The Zionist Federation of Australia’s Director of Public Affairs Bren Carlill said, “The appointment of Francesca Albanese breached the UN’s code of conduct, since she held loudly articulated views showing that she was not impartial when it came to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Whilst being in her role, she has breached the special rapporteur code of conduct repeatedly, in particular those articles that refer to ‘fundamental obligations of truthfulness’ and the ‘highest standards of … integrity’, as well as its calls for impartiality, honesty and good faith.”
“This being the case,” continued Dr Carlill, “it does not surprise us at all to learn that she breached the same code of conduct by coming to Australia on a paid trip. If Ms Albanese’s multiple ethical lapses haven’t swayed the UN Secretary-General, hopefully her financial impropriety will.”