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AP: UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

AP: UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

December 13, 2018: AP’s Jamey Keaten reports on the news of Michel Sidibé’s announcement that he will leave his post in June 2019 after a scathing independent report revealed gross mismanagement at UNAIDS. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments on the decision. (UN Photo / Rick Bajornas)

AFP: Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

AFP: Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

December 13, 2018: Following the release of an independent report on harassment and mismanagement at UNAIDS, the agency’s Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, has offered to resign in June 2019. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)

AFP: UNAIDS plagued by 'failed' leadership: expert report

AFP: UNAIDS plagued by 'failed' leadership: expert report

December 7, 2018: AFP’s Ben Simon reports on a new report released by an Independent Expert Panel tasked with reviewing UNAIDS’ response to sexual harassment and abuse. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments. (UN Photo / Isaac Billy)

UN correspondents press for answers on reopened UNAIDS investigation

UN correspondents press for answers on reopened UNAIDS investigation

May 14, 2018: We’ve raised serious concerns about the UN’s decision to “reopen” the sexual assault and harassment case against Luiz Loures, former Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS. The UN has so far been unwilling to answer basic questions about the mandate and scope of the new investigation. Watch as Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, fields skeptical queries from members of the UN press corps. (UN WebTV)

AFP: Accuser in UNAIDS sex assault case rejects new probe

AFP: Accuser in UNAIDS sex assault case rejects new probe

April 30, 2018: Martina Brostrom, the claimant in the high profile sexual assault and harassment case against former Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, Luiz Loures, has, “no confidence,” in the UN’s decision to reopen an internal investigation into the case. Code Blue argues that the same conflicts of interest that marred the first inquiry, will be present in the reopened investigation.

The Guardian: UN suspends key witness in alleged sexual assault inquiry

The Guardian: UN suspends key witness in alleged sexual assault inquiry

April 30, 2018: The country director for UNAIDS in Ethiopia, a key witness in the sexual assault investigation involving UNAIDS’ Luiz Loures, has been suspended after giving evidence to support claims against Loures. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan calls the move “pure intimidation tactics”. (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)

AFP: UNAIDS reopens sexual assault probe into top official

AFP: UNAIDS reopens sexual assault probe into top official

April 27, 2018: UNAIDS has reopened a sexual assault investigation into a top official after a heavily criticised earlier probe cleared him of wrongdoing, a letter seen by AFP on Friday showed. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe).

CNN: UN reopens sexual assault investigation into top official Luiz Loures

CNN: UN reopens sexual assault investigation into top official Luiz Loures

April 27, 2018: The United Nations will reopen an investigation into allegations of sexual assault by the former Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, Luiz Loures, after the original inquiry, criticized as "deeply flawed" by his accuser, cleared him earlier this year. (UN Photo / JC McIlwaine)

Ground Up: Leading SA doctor calls for head of UN body to go

Ground Up: Leading SA doctor calls for head of UN body to go

April 26, 2018: In the weeks following revelations of gross mishandling of sexual assault and sexual harassment claims at UNAIDS, civil society organizations are speaking out against UNAIDS’ Executive Director, Michel Sidibé. (UN Photo / Rick Bajornas)

AFP: Crisis sparked by sex abuse grips UNAIDS chief

AFP: Crisis sparked by sex abuse grips UNAIDS chief

April 19, 2018: AFP's Ben Simon reports on mounting pressure on the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, to be held to account for sheltering top UNAIDS officials accused of wrongdoing, including sexual assault. (UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré)

The Lancet: Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

The Lancet: Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

April 17, 2018: In a special in-depth report, The Lancet's John Zarocostas reports on the mishandling of sexual harassment and assault claims at UNAIDS, and mounting pressure on its Executive Director. Code Blue's Paula Donovan remarks on the UN's flawed internal system and calls for Temporary Independent Oversight Panel to closely monitor and evaluate, in real time, the UN’s response to individual allegations of sexualised offences. (Photo: WikiCommons)

CNN: Top United Nations official 'forced himself on me,' employee says

CNN: Top United Nations official 'forced himself on me,' employee says

March 30, 2018: In an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, a United Nations staff member, Martina Brostrom spoke publicly about allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against UN assistant secretary general, Dr. Luiz Loures, (UNAIDS). Code Blue's Paula Donovan, who brought Ms. Brostrom's appeal to CNN, makes the case for an, "external neutral, and independent body" to handle such allegations.

Foreign Policy: How U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness

Foreign Policy: How U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness

March 8, 2018: Foreign Policy's Lauren Wolfe examines leaked reports on the mishandling of a sexual assault investigation in UNAIDS, revealing the UN's faulty investigative standards and a deep-rooted culture of impunity when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual assault. (UN Photo / Milton Grant)