Flavia Pansieri, the deputy high commissioner for human rights, based in Geneva, is stepping down “for health reasons[.]”It appears a report about the investigation was "leaked" by a Mr. Kompass to the French authorities before victim names were redacted.
Overall, there is an atmosphere of confusion, finger-pointing, and denial about when, to whom, and how complaints of serious sexual misconduct were reported. This is not a positive reflection of UN human rights activities.
The sexual abuse allegations brought new scrutiny to Mr. Kompass’ role, as well as on his superiors. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a panel to review how the United Nations system as a whole handles allegations of sexual abuse against peacekeepers.
The high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, is deeply familiar with the problems that the organization faces. In a previous role, Mr. al-Hussein pressed the United Nations to improve how it handles sexual abuse allegations in its peacekeeping missions.