March 19, 2019: The Burundian government of Pierre Nkurunziza is doing all that it can to avoid the scrutiny of the international community. But the repression of the Nkurunziza regime is impossible to hide. Read Lewis Mudge's op-ed.
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January 1, 2019: In a new editorial, The Lancet urges the UN Secretary-General to honor the noble history of HIV and AIDS activism and promptly dismiss the embattled UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. (UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe)
December 22, 2018: The Lancet’s John Zarocostas examines the UNAIDS scandal and the news of Michel Sidibé’s departure from the UN agency. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments. (UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré)
December 22, 2018: The Lancet’s editorial board calls on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to step up his response to the findings of an independent expert panel examining sexual harassment, abuse of office and bullying at UNAIDS. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)
December 13, 2018: The Telegraph’s Anne Gulland reports on increasing pressure against the head of UNAIDS to step down. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan, “said Mr Sidibé should go immediately, not at a time of his choosing.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
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)
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)
December 12, 2018: The Swedish government has announced it is to withhold funding to UNAIDS until its Executive Director, Michel Sidibé resigns, reports The Guardian’s Rebecca Ratcliffe. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan calls on the UN Secretary-General to fire Sidibé immediately. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)
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)
December 7, 2018: The Guardian’s Rebecca Ratcliffe reports on the release of the Independent Expert Panel report on UNAIDS. The Code Blue Campaign’s Paula Donovan comments on the broader implications of the report. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)
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)
October 18, 2018: The Guardian’s Karen McVeigh and Hannah Summers report on a protestor’s intervention during the UK Development Minister’s speech to the DFID Safeguarding Summit. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan critiques the organization and intention of the conference.
October 18, 2018: As the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Minister Penny Mordaunt began to deliver remarks at today’s DFID ‘International Safeguarding Summit’, Ms. Alexia Pepper de Caires walked onto the stage in protest, confronting Ms. Mordaunt about DFID’s actions to silence activists at the event.
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)
September 18, 2018: A senior UN Women official, Ravi Karkara was dismissed from his post following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Code Blue’s Sharanya Kanikkannan comments. (UN Photo / Devra Berkowitz)
August 16, 2018: The Guardian’s Hannah Summers reports on Prashanti Tiwari’s sexual assault and harassment claim against UNFPA’s Representative in India, Diego Palacios. Code Blue’s Sharanya Kanikkannan comments on the mishandling of the investigation. (Photo: Twitter)
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)
June 3, 2018: Code Blue’s Paula Donovan revealed that the official chairing the board of UNAIDS said its leaders have “no appetite” for pursuing action over specific sexual harassment allegations, reports The Independent. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)
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)
April 30, 2018: AP reports the UN’s decision to reopen an investigation in sexual harassment claims at UNAIDS. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan, explains the need for a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel to monitor UN investigations and decision-making on sexual offenses. (UN Photo / John Isaac)
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.
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)
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).
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)
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)
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)
April 17, 2018: The Lancet issues a powerful editorial on sexual harassment and abuse at UNAIDS (UN Photo/ Eskinder Debebe)
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)
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.
March 29, 2018: Deutsche Welle's Isaac Mugabi interviews Co-Director Paula Donovan, on the Code Blue Campaign's work to end impunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. (UN Photo / Basile Zoma)