UN 'grossly mishandled' inquiry into alleged sexual assault, say campaigners

Group claims UNAids investigation into senior official undermined by conflict of interest and calls for independent review of allegations

A UN agency has “grossly mishandled” an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and assault by a high-ranking official, claims the campaign group Code Blue in an open letter to António Guterres, the UN’s secretary general.

Last week, UNAids concluded that allegations against Luiz Loures, an assistant secretary general of the UN, and deputy executive director of programme at UNAids, were not substantiated.

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