United Nations Procurement Regime: Description and Evaluation of the Legal Framework in the Light of International Standards and of Findings of an Inquiry into Procurement for the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme

This book provides a comprehensive description of the United Nations procurement rules. Benefiting from the author's extensive legal experience from the secretariats of the United Nations and UNIDO, the work offers a comparison with the WTO's government procurement procedures and a succinct analysis of the findings of shortcomings by the Independent Inquiry into United Nations procurement for the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme. The accountability of the United Nations for its far-flung procurement actions is considered not to meet international legal requirements. As a remedy against disregard of established procedures - which may be caused by political interventions - the author recommends, inter alia, to open a venue for claims and objections by bidders under a rapid challenge procedure.