Calls grow for UN to dismiss employee who violated neutrality

Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy McCain
Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy McCain. (Photo: Twitter/X)
NEW YORK – More than 50 Arab and international civil society organizations working in the fields of agriculture, food security, the environment, and human rights, addressed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Tuesday, demanding accountability and dismissal of the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy McCain for blatant Israeli bias. اضافة اعلان

According to Al Ghad newspaper, McCain, participated as a representative of the World Food Programme at the Halifax International Security Forum held in Canada from November 17-19, 2023, and delivered a speech on the close relationship between conflict and hunger, in which she cited numerous examples of the use of food as a tool of subjugation, and clearly ignored the reference to more than 2 million people who are currently starving in Gaza due to the use of food as a weapon by the occupation.

With her presence in the front row alongside former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, the Halifax Forum awarded its annual Leadership in Public Service Award, which bears the name of her late husband, US Senator "John McCain," to the people of "Israel," and was accepted by a representative of the arms brotherhood (Achim Laneshek) organization, which works to raise funds to purchase equipment and provide it to military and security forces and illegal settlers in the occupied territories.

The signatories to the letter unanimously agreed that what McCain did was a serious violation of the basics of humanitarian work, which include impartiality, independence, neutrality, and humanity. She also did not act with sensitivity to the context of the conflict and exploited her position as a representative of the international community in political activity to support and enhance certain governments, external groups, and political interests, which are currently waging a war of extermination on millions of Palestinians.

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