Originally posted by AFP on Yahoo News on July 22, 2015—
“A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said Wednesday.
Flavia Pansieri, the number two at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva is stepping down for health reasons, UN spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci said.
Her resignation comes as the global body faces criticism over how it reacted to the allegations of child sex abuse in the Central African Republic.
“I can confirm that Flavia Pansieri has resigned and she cited health reasons for her resignation,” Maestracci said.”
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