UNAIDS Sexual Harassment Investigation Findings Not Being Made Public Nor Released To Whistleblowers
Devex: Exclusive: UNAIDS fails to release sexual harassment investigation
“The United Nations is withholding the findings of a high-profile investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at UNAIDS, Devex has learned. Although the investigation has concluded, the outcomes have not been made public or even shared with whistleblowers. The investigation relates to allegations of sexual harassment by Luiz Loures, former deputy executive director at UNAIDS, who stepped down in 2018. The same year, the World Health Organization’s Office of Internal Oversight Services cleared Loures of wrongdoing but the investigation was reopened after concerns were raised about the process and after additional women spoke out. Loures denies all allegations. The U.N. General Assembly mandated the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services to carry out the new investigation independently. … Whistleblowers requested a copy or summary of the report, but were told that the decision to share the results lies with WHO and UNAIDS…” (Ravelo, 12/4).