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UNAIDS Reopening Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations At Request Of WHO DG; U.N. SG Welcomes Move

Associated Press: U.N. agency that fights AIDS reopens sexual harassment case
“The U.N. agency that fights AIDS says that it’s reopening a sexual harassment investigation against a top official, saying additional allegations have emerged against him. … A UNAIDS statement Monday said that World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus requested that the U.N.’s internal oversight office conduct the new investigation…” (4/30).

Xinhua News: U.N. chief welcomes new inquiry into UNAIDS sex abuse allegations
“U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday welcomed the reopening of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the deputy director of UNAIDS, Luiz Loures. ‘We welcome the decision by UNAIDS to reopen the investigation into these allegations and to suspend the decisions to close the case until the outcome of the broader investigation,’ said chief U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric during a regular briefing with reporters…” (Reilly, 4/30).


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