UN Response to WikiLeaks Documents

Note to correspondents responding to questions concerning WikiLeaks documents

UN Spokesperson – Do Not Reply Show details 9:41 PM (39 minutes ago)  

1. The UN is not in a position to comment on the authenticity of the document purporting to request information-gathering activities on UN officials and activities.

2.  The UN is by its very nature a transparent organization that makes a great deal of information about its activities available to the public and Member States. UN officials regularly meet representatives of Member States to brief them on UN activities.

3.  The UN Charter, the Headquarters Agreement and the 1946 Convention contain provisions relating to the privileges and immunities of the Organization. The UN relies on the adherence by Member States to these various undertakings.

New York, 28 November 2010