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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)

Al Jazeera: UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Al Jazeera: UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

September 29, 2018: Al Jazeera’s Ruairi Casey explores the UN’s sexual exploitation and abuse crisis. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments on the UN’s inability to deliver justice to victims. (UN Photo/Herve Serefio)

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)

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)

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)

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.