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UN Victims’ Rights Meeting Excludes Important Voices

UN Victims’ Rights Meeting Excludes Important Voices

May 31, 2019: The UN’s Victims’ Rights Advocate convened an expert workshop to discuss a proposed statement of victims’ rights, but excluded experts with specialized knowledge of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel. (UN Photo / Nektarios Markogiannis)

UNAIDS Suppressing Independent Report into Sex Abuse, Mismanagement

UNAIDS Suppressing Independent Report into Sex Abuse, Mismanagement

December 3, 2018: AIDS-Free World has learned that the leadership of UNAIDS is actively working to suppress a report produced by an Independent Expert Panel (IEP) appointed to look into sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power at the UN agency. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Code Blue Bulletin: October 2018

Code Blue Bulletin: October 2018

October 2018: The latest news and updates from the Code Blue Campaign. (Photo: Screenshot of DFID Safeguarding Summit)

Op-Ed: It's Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

Op-Ed: It's Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

September 26, 2018: In an Op-ed published in Inter Press Service, Code Blue’s Paula Donovan takes on the UN’s handling of an investigation into sexual harassment of a senior UN Women official—demonstrating the UN’s inability to remedy its sex abuse crisis from within. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)

Code Blue Exposes UNFPA Efforts to Prevent Indian Police from Investigating Sexual Assault Charges Against Senior Official

Code Blue Exposes UNFPA Efforts to Prevent Indian Police from Investigating Sexual Assault Charges Against Senior Official

August 16, 2018: After Prashanti Tiwari filed a criminal complaint against UNFPA’s Representative in India and Bhutan, Diego Palacios, the UN asserted immunity, falsely claiming that the accused is immune from legal process. A report detailing the findings of the internal UN investigation provides incontrovertible evidence that UNFPA is in the throes of a concerted effort to block criminal justice. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Code Blue Bulletin: July 2018

Code Blue Bulletin: July 2018

July 2018: In the inaugural issue of the Code Blue Bulletin, we provide updates on our multi-faceted advocacy. Read about Paula Donovan's appearance before the UK Parliament, our "community consultation" in Sierra Leone, a troubling case of UN immunity in India, problems with the UN's Victims' Rights Advocate, the latest on the ongoing UNAIDS scandal, and Saramba Kandeh's appearance at a Nairobi conference. (Photo: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

Zero Accountability for UNAIDS Sex Abuse Crisis

Zero Accountability for UNAIDS Sex Abuse Crisis

May 4, 2018: This week the UN announced that it would “reopen” the case against Loures, this time with the UN’s New York-based Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) as investigators and the Director-General of the World Health Organization as the judge. In a new statement, Code Blue cries foul. We believe WHO’s Internal Oversight Service must become the subject of a new investigation, UNAIDS management must also be investigated, and, most important, Member States must monitor the investigations in real-time. (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)

UN reopens botched UNAIDS sexual assault investigation

UN reopens botched UNAIDS sexual assault investigation

April 27, 2018: Code Blue’s Paula Donovan and Stephen Lewis react to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ decision to open a new OIOS investigation into sexual assault and sexual harassment claims against UNAIDS Assistant-Secretary-General Luiz Loures. (UN Photo / JC McIlwaine)

Facts Contradict Secretary-General’s New Sexual Abuse Report

Facts Contradict Secretary-General’s New Sexual Abuse Report

March 16, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign writes an open letter to Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, detailing our concerns about the case of an international staff member in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) who was accused of multiple rapes of a child. (UN Photo / Ryan Brown)

Code Blue's Proposal for a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel

Code Blue's Proposal for a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel

February 23, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign's proposal that Member States establish, on an emergency basis, a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel to closely monitor and evaluate, in real time, the UN’s response to individual allegations of sexual offences, and make expert recommendations on UN policies and procedures. (UN Photo / Jennifer S Altman)

UNAIDS Omits Facts in Sexual Assault Case

UNAIDS Omits Facts in Sexual Assault Case

February 12, 2018: A follow-up open letter from Code Blue to UN Secretary-General António Guterres regarding allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment at UNAIDS. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)