The director of UNAIDS will be removed before the end of his mandate after accusations of harassment

The executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme against Aids (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé, will retire in June, six months before his term ends, after t

The director of UNAIDS will be removed before the end of his mandate after accusations of harassment

The executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme against Aids (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé, will retire in June, six months before his term ends, after that an independent panel said that its "leadership malfunction" tolerated "a culture of harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation and abuse of power."

Sidibé has announced the decision Thursday after a meeting of the board of directors of UNAIDS three days that he studied the report of the panel, as noted by the agency in a statement.

The four-member panel, in a report of 70 pages published last Friday, said that a "patriarchal culture of favoritism and christianity," had allowed "the impunity and the retaliation".

Sidibé, nationality mali, has been executive director of the agency since 2009 with headquarters in Geneva and has around 670 employees throughout the world.

"Reported to the board of UNAIDS that its meeting in June 2019 will be his last meeting and that would complete their tasks by the end of June 2019", has indicated, this Thursday, UNAIDS.

"I Hope a dialogue and a collaborative, inclusive, transparent and open with the personal to give way to a new UNAIDS," said Sidibé. "I will work to ensure a smooth transition, and will commit myself to maintain my focus on our staff and deliver results for the people we serve," he asserted.

the United Nations has sought to increase transparency and to strengthen the way in which they try the serious allegations in the past few years, after that they pay charges of sexual exploitation and abuse against personnel of peacekeeping of the UN in central African Republic.

"The UNAIDS secretariat is in crisis. A crisis that threatens their vital work," said in a report to the panel, citing the results of surveys of the staff that "painted a disturbing organizational culture of UNAIDS that cries out for an urgent change".

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Updated Date: 02 January 2019, 08:01

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