Claudia Rossett asks "What is Kofi worth?":
Kofi Annan has finally agreed to fill out one of the financial disclosure forms now required of UN senior staff. But... remember that the UN is home to some of the world’s biggest veracity gaps.Will the public ever find out about Kofi's finances? Don't bet on it.
At the UN, “disclosure” does not necessarily mean the public gets told anything at all. Whatever financial information Kofi might produce will be “disclosed” only in-house, inside the same UN that managed to cover up for years such matters as billions in graft under Oil-for-Food, hundreds of millions worth of allegedly bribe-tainted and/or questionably-allotted procurement contracts, and a variety of odd doings still not well-explained inside its own audit department.