Sweden Withholds UNAIDS Funding Following Report On Agency’s Culture, Calls For Executive Director To Resign

The Guardian: Sweden suspends funding for U.N. AIDS agency as Britain urged to follow suit
“The Swedish government has announced it is to withhold funding to a U.N. agency until its director resigns in a row over his ‘dysfunctional leadership.’ UNAIDS, which spearheads the global fight against AIDS and HIV, will receive no further funding until its executive director, Michel Sidibé, stands down, said Isabella Lövin, Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation and climate. The warning follows a scathing report that condemned a patriarchal culture within the organization. Britain has been attacked by campaigners for not taking a similarly strong stance. The U.K.’s Department for International Development (DfID), is also a key donor…” (Ratcliffe, 12/12).

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