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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: Calls Mount to Sack UNAIDS Chief

AFP: Calls Mount to Sack UNAIDS Chief

December 11, 2018: After an Independent Expert Panel released a report highly critical of UNAIDS’ leadership amid a sexual harassment and management scandal, AFP reports on a meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board to discuss the findings of the report. (UN Photo / Eskinder Dedebe)

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).

AP: New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

AP: New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting on sex abuse

September 19, 2017: AP's Alexandra Olson reports on the UN's High-level meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, days after the Code Blue Campaign released internal UN documents detailing new allegations of peacekeeper abuse in the Central African Republic. (UN Photo / Evan Schneider)

AP: UN: Republic of Congo to Pull Troops From CAfrica Republic

AP: UN: Republic of Congo to Pull Troops From CAfrica Republic

June 21, 2017: The UN has announced that the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic, following allegations of sexual abuse. AP reports on the Code Blue Campaign's statement regarding the withdrawal. (UN Photo / Marie Frechon)

AFP: Congo to withdraw UN peacekeepers accused of misconduct

AFP: Congo to withdraw UN peacekeepers accused of misconduct

June 19, 2017: More than 600 troops from Congo Republic serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse and other misconduct, following an open letter and a leaked 66-page report made public by the Code Blue Campaign earlier this month. (UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis)

Reuters: Congo troops may be sent home from Central African Republic: U.N.

Reuters: Congo troops may be sent home from Central African Republic: U.N.

June 7, 2017: Reuters reports on a confidential memo released by the Code Blue Campaign, in which the force commander of the UN's mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) called for the repatriation of hundreds of Congolese troops for sexual exploitation and abuse. (UN Photo / Nektarios Markogiannis) 

Fox: Is UNICEF helping all the child victims of peacekeeper sex abuse?

Fox: Is UNICEF helping all the child victims of peacekeeper sex abuse?

April 18, 2017: After new details emerged about what happened to children who were sexually abused by UN peacekeeping personnel and French Sangaris troops in the Central African Republic, George Russel spoke to a UNICEF spokesperson, who carefully pushed back on claims that the UN neglected victims of abuse. The Code Blue Campaign's Paula Donovan commented on the fundamental conflict of interest faced by the UN in dealing with sexual exploitation and abuse claims.  (UN Photo / Marie Frechon)

RTÉ Radio: CAR Abuse Allegations

RTÉ Radio: CAR Abuse Allegations

April 16, 2017: The Code Blue Campaign's Paula Donovan discusses new details about what happened to the children who were sexually abused by peacekeeping personnel in the Central African Republic, on RTÉ 'This Week'. (UN Photo / Tobin Jones)

Statement: UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres speaks out on sexual exploitation and abuse

Statement: UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres speaks out on sexual exploitation and abuse

December 12, 2016: In his remarks to the General Assembly upon taking the oath of office, the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres highlighted the need to address crimes of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeeping personnel, and to nurture a 'culture of accountability' by protecting whistleblowers. "The United Nations system has not yet done enough to prevent and respond to the appalling crimes of sexual violence and exploitation committed under the UN flag against those we are supposed to protect.  I will work closely with Member States on structural, legal and operational measures to make the zero-tolerance policy for which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has fought so hard a reality.  We must ensure transparency and accountability and offer protection and effective remedies to the victims." (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)