Read the following articles or other related articles regarding the Oil-for-Food case and then answer the questions below:


Windrem, Bob, “Korean Arrested on Oil-for-Food Scandal Charges,” NBC News and News Services, January 6, 2006.

Lynch, Colum, “Former U.N. Oil-for-Food Chief Indicted,” The Washington Post, January 17, 2007.

Lynch, Colum, “Park Sentenced to 5 Years in U.N. Oil-for-Food Bribery Scandal,” The Washington Post, February 23, 2007.

Short Answer Questions
1.In what year was the oil-for-food program established?

2.How much money was devoted to the oil-for-food program?

3.How many persons associated with the oil-for-food program have been indicted?

4. When did the oil-for-food program end?

5.What event triggered the end of the oil-for-food program?

6.What was the name of the former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s brother-in-law who was indicted related to the oil-for-food scandal?

Discussion Questions
1.What made monitoring the oil-for-food program so difficult?

2. Why has winning convictions related to oil-for-food been so difficult?

3.Describe the moral concerns associated with diverting money supposedly used to humanitarian needs to the pockets of a few individuals?