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Spotlight: AIDS2018: Will Amsterdam Be UNAIDS’ Last Stand?

Spotlight: AIDS2018: Will Amsterdam Be UNAIDS’ Last Stand?

July 22, 2018: In an op-ed for Section 27 and the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) ‘Spotlight’, Code Blue’s Paula Donovan reveals leaked information about UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé’s plan to dismantle the agency within the year. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)

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.

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).

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)

The Guardian: UN inquiry into CAR abuse claims identifies 41 troops as suspects

The Guardian: UN inquiry into CAR abuse claims identifies 41 troops as suspects

December 5, 2016: The Guardian's Sandra Laville reports on the conclusion of the UN's investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic dating back to 2014-2015. Code Blue's Paula Donovan comments on the 'flawed system' currently in place at the United Nations' and calls for the establishment of special courts to better deal with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers. (UN Photo / Basile Zoma)

UN criticised for failure to pursue rape allegations against staff

UN criticised for failure to pursue rape allegations against staff

Sept.18, 2015: The Guardian reports on AIDS-Free World's efforts to find out what happened in numerous cases of peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse as part of the Code Blue Campaign. The inquiry found that two thirds of the internal UN probes into alleged peacekeepers rapes were not passed on to national courts.