Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
For UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, assistance and support to victims is at the heart of our response to sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel.
The Trust Fund provides funding to: a) specialized services, which provide assistance and support required by complainants, victims and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse, including medical care, legal services, and psycho-social support; b) address service gaps in the provision of assistance and support; c) community outreach; and d) additional support and communications for complainants, victims and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse.
So far, some US$ 2.5 million are available in the Trust Fund from voluntary contributions from 21 countries as well as from payments withheld from civilian, military and police personnel against whom sexual exploitation and abuse allegations have been substantiated, which amount to approximately US$ 600,000.
The 21 Member States that have donated to Trust Fund so far are (in alphabetical order): Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Uganda.