UNTSO UPDATE STATEMENT

3 Jul 2020

UNTSO UPDATE STATEMENT

UPDATE ON MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATION INVOLVING UNITED NATIONS TRUCE SUPERVISION ORGANIZATION STAFF MEMBERS

According to information initially gathered by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) as part of its investigation, two male international staff members who were shown in the UN vehicle in Tel Aviv have been identified as having engaged in misconduct, including conduct of a sexual nature.

Given the seriousness of the allegations of failing to observe the standards of conduct expected of international civil servants, the two staff members have been placed on Administrative Leave Without Pay, pending the conclusions of the ongoing OIOS investigation. 

UNTSO has re-engaged in a robust awareness-raising campaign to ensure its personnel comply with their obligations to the UN Code of Conduct.