The United Nations is implementing new steps to protect its staff from sexual harassment in the workplace and hold perpetrators accountable. The organization announced the initiative in the wake of a growing international movement to hold accountable perpetrators of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Social media movements including MeToo and TimesUp, which started in the film industry and exposed powerful producers, directors and actors, have spread across society. In the process, they have ended the careers of powerful members of the media, politicians and businessmen.
The United Nations has not been exempt. The British newspaper The Guardian published a lengthy investigation last month, citing more than a dozen unnamed U.