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US ‘concerned’ over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS

/ 06:01 PM April 17, 2019
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS

In this file photo dated Monday, April 8, 2019, shows the headquarters building of UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland. In a statement issued late Tuesday April 16, 2019, the U.S. government says it is “concerned” about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.’s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press earlier this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.(AP Photo/Jamey Keaten, FILE)

LONDON — The United States government said it is “concerned” about allegations of misused funds at the United Nation’s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.

In a statement late Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said the government remains “committed to ensuring that UNAIDS has a clear and robust approach to eliminating all forms of harassment” within the organization.

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Earlier this week, the AP reported the U.N. AIDS agency remains embroiled in unfinished misconduct investigations involving a whistleblower who went public last year with claims she was sexually assaulted by a top deputy.

“We are concerned any time that there are potential allegations of fraud or misuse of funds,” the U.S. spokesperson said. The U.S. is UNAIDS’ biggest donor. /kga

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