A senior UN official -- Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS -- was accused of sexual assault against a fellow UN employee, a female subordinate. After a shockingly flawed internal investigation that included the bizarre and improper intrusion of Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, the UN concluded that the allegations against Loures were "unsubstantiated." Since then, other women have come forward to accuse Loures of sexual misconduct. The UNAIDS case affirms for us the need for an immediate intervention -- a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel that would closely monitor and evaluate, in real time, the UN’s response to individual allegations of sexualized offences, and make expert recommendations on UN policies and procedures.
Below, find the two reports completed by UN investigators looking into the Loures case; an audio recording of Michel Sidibé's address to UNAIDS staff; and Code Blue Campaign's series of open letters and statements on the Loures case.
KEY INTERNAL DOCUMENTS AND audio
Audio: UnAIDS executive Director, michel Sidibé town hall meeting with staff on sexual harassment
An audio recording, leaked to the Code Blue Campaign, of UNAIDS' Executive Director Michel Sidibé addressing UNAIDS staff at a 'Town Hall' on sexual harassment on February 27, 2018.
WHO Investigation Reports Regarding Allegations of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at UNAIDS
Internal investigation reports by the World Health Organization's (WHO) Office of Internal Oversight Services, regarding allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment by UNAIDS' Deputy Executive Director, Luiz Loures against a UNAIDS staff member. (These documents are redacted.)
Code Blue's analysis of the WHO / UNAIDS investigation
Code blue Statements and Press Releases on unaids
News coverage related to the UNAIDS case.