Statement: Conclusion of the sexual misconduct investigation at UN Women

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018

The Office of Audit and Investigation of UNDP has completed its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations involving a UN Women staff member. 

The Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has taken immediate steps to initiate appropriate action. She is committed to ensuring that UN Women focuses on a survivor-centred approach in concluding this matter as quickly as possible. 

To this effect, the Executive Director appointed earlier this year an Executive Coordinator on Sexual Harassment to engage with survivors so that they are supported in a range of areas. While accountability is indispensable, UN Women stands ready to support victims through counselling, psychosocial support and legal assistance.