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3 South African Civil Society Groups Call For Independent Inquiry Into UNAIDS’ Handling Of Sexual Assault Allegations

The Guardian: U.N. agency chief under pressure to quit over handling of sexual assault inquiry
“The director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, is facing calls to resign over his handling of a recent sexual assault investigation. Three South African civil society groups have called for an independent inquiry into the agency’s leadership, while the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has written to António Guterres, the U.N.’s secretary general, calling for Sidibé to stand down. Professor François Venter, deputy director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, has also resigned from a UNAIDS advisory committee in protest at its ‘deeply disturbing and tone-deaf’ response to criticism…” (Ratcliffe, 4/13).

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