UN workers exposed having sex in official vehicle during peacekeeping mission but people are 'not surprised'
The UN revealed that the people in the car were believed to be workers from the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in Jerusalem
The United Nations has announced that it is very 'shocked and deeply disturbed' by a video clip that featured two of its workers 'having sex' in the back seat of an official UN vehicle in Tel Aviv. The video is around 18 seconds long and was shared on Twitter. In the video, a man is seen sitting in the back seat of a white car which was marked with the letters UN. A woman is seen sitting on top of the man in a red dress moving up and down. The man can be seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts and another male passenger is seen sitting in the front of the car, appearing to be asleep. The vehicle then drives down the road.
I present to you.....the UN pic.twitter.com/7bqw2fzVZa— Mattea Merta 🇨🇦 (@MatteaMerta) June 25, 2020
The UN revealed that all of the people in the car were believed to be workers from the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) which is a peacekeeping force in Jerusalem.
According to the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, said, "We are shocked and deeply disturbed by what is seen on the video," Daily Mail revealed. "The behavior seen in it is abhorrent and goes against everything that we stand for and having been working to achieve in terms of fighting misconduct by UN staff," Dujarric added. "We expect the process to be concluded very quickly and intend to promptly take the appropriate action."
Dujarric also shared that the UN expects the investigation to be finished up 'very quickly'. The couple will be identified soon. The UN also revealed that they were first made aware of the video earlier this week and know where it was filmed.
The video was shared on Twitter by a Canadian woman Mattea Merta who had written, "I present to you.....the UN." A social media user commented saying, "No big surprise is it?"
Merta responded and said, "Nope, not at all. Compared to stories I've heard from people who have left their UN jobs...this was an innocent situation." The UN has very strict rules about sexual misconduct by its employees.
Many social media users commented on the video, many saying they weren't surprised. One user shared, "I know exactly who is in that video, FRONT and BACK seat. It wouldn't surprise me; the person in the back, is one of the reasons I left the service of the UN. That person, was already re-positioned in another duty mission (a better one) for misconduct a few years ago."
Another added, "Appalling behaviour and reflective of how the old creature that is the UN (75 and suffering different diseases) is being abused as never before."
The co-director of Human Rights Watch's women's rights division, Heather Barr, shared she 'wasn't surprised' at the video. According to BBC, Barr shared that it was good that the incident was being investigated but that the UN "has a bigger problem than this one video".
"That problem is about allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by staff members of the UN," Barr revealed. A report revealed that last year, there had been 175 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against the UN staff members.