UNAIDS chief offers to step down amid scathing report

File: Executive director of United Nation AIDS Michel Sidibe answers journalists' questions during a press conference.  

AFP

GENEVA, Switzerland - The head of UNAIDS will quit his post next year following a scathing report on sexual harassment in the organisation.

Executive Director Michel Sidibe revealed his plans to leave.

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He's bowing to apparent pressure just a week after independent experts criticised defective leadership at UNAIDS.

A staff member went public earlier this year with allegations originally laid out in a sexual harassment and assault complaint in 2016.

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Sidibe has denied allegations that he tried to force the staff member to drop her sexual assault case. 

Sidibe took up the job in 2009.

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