U.S. ‘Concerned’ Over Allegations Of Misused Funds At UNAIDS, Remains ‘Committed’ To Strong Agency, AP Says
Associated Press: U.S. ‘concerned’ over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS
“The U.S. government has expressed concern about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.’s AIDS agency after a report by the Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency. In a statement late Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said the government remains ‘committed to ensuring that UNAIDS has a clear and robust approach to eliminating all forms of harassment’ within the organization. … The U.S. is UNAIDS’ biggest donor. … ‘The U.S. highly values transparency and due diligence and in this context, supports the timely completion of all investigations,’ said the U.S. spokesperson, who added that the government remains ‘committed’ to a strong U.N. AIDS agency. The U.S. stopped short of saying whether any funding would be withheld…” (Cheng et al., 4/17).