24 August 2023

Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

What is sexual abuse and exploitation, SEA refers to all forms of inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature committed by United Nations (UN) personnel, including personnel of entities associated with the UN, against recipients of assistance and other members of local communities. Sexual exploitation Sexual Exploitation is any actual or  attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability,…, Important!, Sexual activity with children (anyone under 18) is prohibited, regardless of the age of consent locally. Mistaken belief regarding the age of a child is not a defense. No Abuse no second chance No sexual activity with children Do not hire or bribe No sexual relations Always report SEA Discourage SEA, Reporting SEA, Reporting SEA is mandatory for UN staff, not discretional. Suspicion/concern of sexual exploitation or abuse by any humanitarian worker anywhere must be reported applying the  Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13)  and the  Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Six Core Principles . What to report SEA…, Where to report, pointing-arrow.gif (770×77) The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIA) UNICEF in Romania Country Office Conducts investigations that involve UNICEF staff, consultants, non-staff personnel and institutional contractors misconduct including, sexual exploitation and abuse. Email:  integrity1@unicef.org You can also report via the local…