6 October 2017

Liberia: Victims of Sexual Exploitation Fund Supported By 15 New Donors

Projects being identified in Liberia and other countries

The Department of Field Support at the United Nations has announced that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway, which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.

These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General's clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.

With the most recent contributions, the total amount available to the Trust Fund from voluntary contributions by member states will rise to approximately US$1.5 million. This includes US$102,000 that have been made available from withheld payments to troop and police contributors as a result of substantiated allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Projects to provide specialized services for victims and to strengthen community-based complaint reception networks will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo using the funds. Other projects are being identified in Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti.

Under Secretary General for Field Support Mr Atul Khare expressed his deep gratitude to those who have contributed, stating "the interest in the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is a powerful indication of the vital support and partnership of the member states in this critical area. We encourage all member states to consider making a donation."

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