Isang tagasuporta ni President Rodrigo Duterte ang sangkot sa nonexistent na “international university” ng United Nations sa Thailand.
Ang United Nations International Open University of Humanity, Health Science & Peace (UNIOUHHSP) ay pinamumunuan ni Edgar Eleguen bilang “Consul/Academic Dean”, na tumatayo rin bilang President ng “Partners for Change Philippines” sa Thailand.
Sangkot rin si Donjie Mejia Bardos na teacher sa Sunflower Trilingual School sa Bangkok. Tumatayo naman siya bilang “Vice Academic Dean” ng pekeng UN open university, habang internal executive officer naman siya sa “Partners for Change”.
Halos wala pang isang araw para makakuha ng PhD degree at “ambassadorship” sa pekeng institusyon. Kinakailangan lang um-attend ng seminar tungkol sa Peace Mediation.
Pinabulaanan ng United Nations
Sa isang statement, itinanggi ng United Nations Office of Legal Affairs sa New York na affiliated institution nila ito.
“We wish to clarify that the United Nations, including its Funds and Programmes and other subsidiary organs, is in no way affiliated with OUHHSP and has no involvement with its activities, including online educational programs, seminars or other events. We further wish to underscore, that OUHHSP is using the name and emblem of the United Nations without authorization and fraudulently. Additionally, we understand that at least two persons directly linked with the activities of OUHHSP, a Mr. Gion Gounet and a Mr. Edgar B. Eleguen, have been using the titles “UN Goodwill Ambassador for Visual Arts” and “UN Ambassador,” respectively. We wish to clarify that none of these two individuals is employed by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the United Nations, including its Funds and Programmes and other subsidiary organs.”