Media Outlets Examine Sexual Harassment Allegations At WHO, UNAIDS

Devex: Video: Tedros on combatting sexual harassment at WHO
“There have been four cases of sexual harassment reported in the World Health Organization in 2016, according to an internal audit report presented to the World Health Assembly in May 2017. At a time when the issue is gripping all industries, Devex asked Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus what steps he plans to take to combat sexual harassment at his organization…” (Ravelo, 2/7).

The Guardian: U.N. ‘grossly mishandled’ inquiry into alleged sexual assault, say campaigners
“A U.N. agency has ‘grossly mishandled’ an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and assault by a high-ranking official, claims the campaign group Code Blue in an open letter to António Guterres, the U.N.’s secretary general. … In a letter addressed to Guterres, Code Blue alleged that the investigation was undermined by a conflict of interest, with the executive director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, acting both as a witness and as the ‘final decision-maker’ in the case. The group called for Guterres to review the allegations and hand the investigation over to an ‘external, neutral, and independent body’…” (Ratcliffe, 2/7).

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