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Investigation into misconduct by WFP staff in Fiji in early stages

May 8, 2018 1:45 am

An internal investigation into harassment claims made by employees against other staff members of World Food Program in Fiji is in its early stages.

The WFP says the investigation will be led by specialist investigators and conducted through the office of WFP’s Inspector General, in line with UN policy.

Osnat Lubrani, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Fiji says relevant staff members have been temporarily removed from their duties while investigation in ongoing.

Lubrani says administrative measures have been taken to ensure operational continuity under an Officer-in-Charge.

The World Food Program this year strengthened its policies to stamp out abusive conduct, address the issue of underreporting and build a workplace culture that ensures all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

Lubrani reiterated that the UN has zero-tolerance policy for harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment.