Secretary-General releases report on special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse
March 9, 2017: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has released a new report on 'Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach'. The annual report was repurposed this year to include the new approach proposed by the Secretary-General's Task Force on the UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse, convened by Jane Holl Lute.
The report details "the Secretary-General's strategy to improve the Organization's system-wide approach to preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse. The strategy focuses on four main areas of action: putting victims first; ending impunity; engaging civil society and external partners; and improving strategic communications for education and transparency." Finally, the report also includes data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across the UN system, including by non-UN international forces authorized by a Security Council mandate, from 1 January to 31 December 2016.
Read the full report and the addendum here:
Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach, Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/818)
Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach, Report of the Secretary-General, Addendum (A/71/818/Add. 1)
Read the UN's Press Release: 'PRESS RELEASE : The Secretary-General’s Report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach'
Watch the Secretary-General's video message:
PRESS BRIEFING: Secretary-General's Task Force on the UN Response to sexual exploitation and abuse
Watch the UN press conference on the release of the special measures report (of 9 March 2017), featuring Ms. Maria Luiza Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, Ms. Nancee Bright from the office of the Secretary-General's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mr. Christian Saunders, Director of the Office of the Under Secretary-General of the Department of Management, and Ms. Lisa Buttenheim, Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support:
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