Australia welcomes UN audit on N.Korea aid program

    Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is pleased with the decision of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to have the organization?s development programs in North Korea suspended until a full audit is completed. Downer voiced his confidence Pyongyang never got hold of any of Australian aid money to U.N. programs in North Korea. Since 1996, Canberra has channeled A$57 million ($44 million) through the U.N. to help needy North Koreans. (Source: Australia aid for N Korea ‘not misused’/Australian Associated Press)

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