The United Nations: An Unconstrained Bureaucracy

25 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2016

Date Written: June 13, 2016


The United Nations is financed mostly by taxpayers from a few donor countries but the large and growing bureaucracy is too far removed from those taxpayers to be directly accountable to them. It is run by unelected, unaccountable, undisciplined, and incompetent bureaucrats. The organization’s size, budget, and scope are unconstrained. The budget funding process provides perverse incentives for these bureaucrats to increase the size and scope of their organization simply by creating multitudes of agencies and programs, and by inventing problems and environmental crises set on a global scale.

Keywords: Corruption, United Nations, UN, UNEP, IPCC, UNFCCC, Bureaucracy, Accountability, Ozone Depletion, Montreal Protocol, Global Warming, AGW, Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol

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Munshi, Jamal, The United Nations: An Unconstrained Bureaucracy (June 13, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Jamal Munshi (Contact Author)

Sonoma State University ( email )

1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States

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