New York

28 June 2018

Note to correspondents on questions raised at the Noon Briefing

In response to questions raised at the Noon Briefing, we want to clarify that the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict has no formal relationship with Mr. Joel Davis. The Office does not have any so-called Youth Ambassadors or equivalent title.
 
The campaign that Mr. Davis was reported to have been involved is not a UN-led campaign, but is a civil society initiative.
 
We engage regularly with a broad range of civil society organizations and note that in the past Mr. Davis has attended events at the United Nations and elsewhere on sexual violence issues. He is one of numerous activists who has come through the Office over the years.
 
The Office of the Special Representative is shocked and appalled by the allegations of child sexual abuse that were recently made public. It commends the relevant authorities for thoroughly investigating these allegations.
 
Stephane Dujarric
New York, 28 June 2018