Berto Jongman: George Monbiot on Leadership

Berto Jongman

Anyone who wants to be prime minister should have a course of therapy first

Our toxic political system rewards all the wrong traits and produces the worst possible leaders

A few years ago, the psychologist Michelle Roya Rad listed the characteristics of good leadership. Among them were fairness and objectivity; a desire to serve society rather than just yourself; a lack of interest in fame and attention; and resistance to the temptation to hide the truth or make impossible promises.

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Berto Jongman: UN/Oxfam Pedophilia Over Decades — 23 Organizations Indicted in 2008 Report

06 Family, 07 Other Atrocities, 09 Justice, 11 Society, United Nations
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Oxfam was told of aid workers raping and sexually exploiting children in Haiti a decade ago

Children as young as six were being coerced into sex in exchange for food and necessities, according to a damning report by Save the Children, which called for urgent action including the creation of a global watchdog.

Its research exposed abuse linked to 23 humanitarian, peacekeeping and security organisations operating in Haiti, Ivory Coast and what was then Southern Sudan.