IASC Principals' Statement on Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, 2015

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On 11 December 2015, the IASC Principals adopted a statement affirming their commitment to actively prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian workers, and the role of the PSEA Senior Focal Points, Humanitarian Coordinators, and the Humanitarian Country Teams to implement this commitment in all humanitarian response operations. They re-affirmed their determination to eradicate acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by their personnel and actively respond to incidents that are perpetuated against their beneficiaries.

Referenced documents:

1. Secretary General’s Special Bulletin
2. Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Non-UN Personnel
3. Minimum Operating Standards
4. Report of the Secretary-General, Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse A/69/779 (13 February 2015)
5. Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, 17 June 2015, A/70/95–S/2015/446
6. A Global Study on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, 2015
7. IASC, Global Review of Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN, NGO, IOM and IFRC Personnel, July 2010
8. Independent Whole of System Review of Protection in the Context of Humanitarian Action, Commissioned by the Norwegian Refugee Council on behalf of the Inter Agency Standing Committee and the Global Protection Cluster (May 2015)
9. IASC, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Compendium of Practices on Community-Based Complaints Mechanisms (2012).
10. UN Resident Coordinator Generic Job Description, February 2014
11. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
12. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
13. Convention on the Rights of the Child
14. Convention on the Rights of the Child - Optional Protocol
15. General recommendation on women’s access to justice - CEDAW/C/GC/33
16. UNSG Guidance Note on Reparations for Victims of Conflict-related Sexual Violence (June 2014)