Indian national dismissed after allegation of sexual misconduct!!

action was taken after an investigation concluded that he was engaged in sexual misconduct

An Indian national employed with the UN agency for gender equality and women empowerment has been dismissed.

The action was taken after an investigation concluded that he was engaged in sexual misconduct.

The action came about into the sexual misconduct allegations involving the UN Women staff member.

The Indian national was serving as Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director at UN Women.

He was under investigation for sexual misconduct after at least eight men had accused him of using his prestige and position to sexually harass them.

The Executive Director had appointed earlier this year Purna Sen as Executive Coordinator on Sexual Harassment to engage with survivors so that they are supported in a range of areas.

She had also added that the UN agency wants to change the dynamics and culture in which men and women feel that their position of seniority and authority entitles them sexually to other more junior staff, interns and young people.

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