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Term
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EnglishUnited Nations certificate
Frenchfaux certificat des Nations Unies
Spanish"certificado de las Naciones Unidas"
Russianфальшивый сертификат Организации Объединенных Наций
Chinese 联合国证书
Arabic
شهادة الأمم المتحدة
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Note Eng Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fraudulent certificates forged in 2009 and 2010 to facilitate the sale of Congolese gold. In May 2010 an interim report circulated to the Security Council discussed these certificates and said the matter had been referred to the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).
Context (from paragraph 62 and 98 of the interim report which appears in S/2010/252):
    The Group has obtained documented evidence showing that, from March 2009 to February 2010, several fraudulent “United Nations certificates” were forged by persons unknown to facilitate the sale of Congolese gold to buyers located in regional States. The Group has referred the matter to the Office of Internal Oversight Services, and will continue to investigate the matter in cooperation with the Customs authorities of concerned Member States. The Group has conducted a preliminary investigation in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and confirmed that all of the documents in question were false.

    The Group recommends that the sanctions Committee consider issuing a public statement clarifying that the scope of the sanctions regime on the Democratic Republic of the Congo does not include any prohibition of export of minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or any formal mechanism to certify the origin of such minerals. This may help to limit fraudulent attempts to sell fake “clearance” certificates

Not to be confused with:
Note Frn
Note Spn Variante: certificado fraudulento de las Naciones Unidas
Note Rus В период с марта 2009 г. по февраль 2010 г. неизвестные лица подделали несколько фальшивых "сертификатов Организации Объединенных
Наций", чтобы облегчить продажу конголезского золота покупателям, находящимся в государствах региона. Группа передала этот вопрос на рассмотрение в Управление служб внутреннего надзора.
Subject finance, law enforcement
Geo-Entity Congo DR
Organization Security Council, OIOS
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