Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
For United Nation 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 transformation of projects, supported by seed funds for income generation activities, to sustainable economic empowerment, are being actively pursued with the support of development actors, including United Nations funds and programmes present in the field and other international and local partners. The Trust Fund, along with the support of partners, makes efforts to further capture the voice of victims and collects their feedback on the projects they participate in, as well as inputs on future project needs.
In March 2016, the Secretary-General created the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, as indicated in his report on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (A/69/779). The Trust Fund supports United Nations and non-United Nations entities and organizations that provide victim assistance and support services.
The Trust Fund provides funding to:
- Specialized services, which provide assistance and support required by victims and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse, including medical care, legal services, and psycho-social support;
- Address service gaps in the provision of assistance and support;
- Community outreach; and
- Additional support and communications for complainants, victims and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse.