Concerns Over Accountability, Response To Sexual Harassment Allegations At Fore Of UNAIDS Board Meeting

Health Policy Watch: Accountability, Sexual Harassment Concerns In Spotlight At UNAIDS Board Meeting
“Accountability and prevention and response to harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power, are high on the minds of delegates [who attended] a three-day meeting of the ruling body of UNAIDS [last] week in Geneva. … Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, told a session of the [UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB)] on 27 June: ‘The United States requires for its work in HIV/AIDS, a strong and healthy UNAIDS, which includes ensuring that the organization has a clear and robust approach to eliminating all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination’…” (Zarocostas, 6/28).