ECOSOC HAS 2019 Side Event: Progress and Actions to Protect from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment

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Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment is critical to the effective delivery of aid to people in need, and also to the integrity of humanitarian organizations and workers. But more than anything, they cause harm and distress to victims and survivors.

The UN and its partners aspire to a humanitarian eco-system where people caught up in crises can access the assistance they need without fear of exploitation, abuse or harassment by any aid worker and feel safe if they speak up when abuses occur.

Learn how we can collectively strive to accelerate progress by:

  • Encouraging victims/survivors to come forward;
  • Improving assistance and protection for victims and survivors;
  • Enhancing accountability


Mr. Peter Taylor
DFID United Kingdom


Ms. Jane Connors
UN Victims’ Rights Advocate

Ms. Meritxell Relano

Mr. Ben Kabagambe
American Bar Association

Ms. Elysia Nisan
World Vision International


Ms. Wendy Cue, OCHA
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Join us for an interactive exercise followed by an expert panel and discussion.