Erik Solheim, a former Norwegian government minister and leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV), admitted he made mistakes in an effort to preserve the climate while traveling to the business class. Newspaper Aftenposten reported on Tuesday afternoon that the head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) has now decided to resign after spending about half a million dollars for travel during the first 22 months at work.
Erik Solheim He is also accused of dictatorial and abuse United Nations resources, something that forced him to return somehow in some way.
Guterres said he was grateful to Solheim's service and recognized that he was the leading voice in attracting the world's attention to critical ecological challenges.
Solheim's deputy, Joice Msuia Tanzania, will be appointed acting UNEP chief while the Secretary General is trying to find a follow-up to Solheim, a spokesman said.
In the report, The New York Times she said that the audit of official trips carried out by the Office of Internal Oversight Services of the United Nations stated that "an uneconomical orientation of the flight route, the selection of more expensive airlines, the implementation of a distance arrangement that was beyond the existing policy of a flexible working arrangement".
The Guardian also discovered that Solheim had to give up his professional relationship with his wife in September and the Norwegian company that he hired shortly after signing the contract with the UDP in April. Some countries have been told that they have taken funds from the body because they were not pleased with his behavior, risking undermining their finances.
Released reports indicate that Solheim criticized his travels and management practices by several Scandinavian and other countries to maintain donor-funded UNEP contribution until he responded to criticism.
Another concern for the staff was a $ 500,000 sponsorship Solheim agreed to give the Volvo Ocean Race, despite not mentioning it on the VOR sponsor's website or announcing Unep.
United Nations the chief of the environment Erik Solheim resigned after a widespread critique of its overheads on official global travel. "Working things differently is never easy and I will go away knowing that I have never respected the moment in my efforts to implement this vision and leave the UN environment more capable and more influential."
When asked by an OIOS auditor for an answer to 76 days spent in Oslo (Norway) and Paris (France), Erik Solheim email: "We can not accept this question on vacation and business … we no longer live in an industrial age and have to stop treating me like I am a worker from 07 to 16 years old … the other side of this money is that they have to stop putting this stupid question ". The resignation will come into force on November 22. He broadcast the staff on Monday: "We agreed and devoted ourselves to a set of principles [to] to guide the way we work and communicate with each other. "