The number two of Unicef, Justin Forsyth, on September 6, 2016 in New York
The number two of Unicef, Justin Forsyth, resigned his post on Thursday after being accused of having inappropriate behavior towards women when he worked for the British organization Save The Children, reported the United Nations Children’s Fund.
„Executive Director Henrietta Fore today accepted the resignation of Justin Forsyth to his post as deputy director of Unicef,“ the agency said in a statement.
„We are grateful to Forsyth for his work over the past two years to advocate for the most vulnerable children and help advance UNICEF’s mission to save children’s lives, which is now more important than ever,“ he added.
Justin Forsyth became Deputy Executive Director of Unicef in 2016 after leaving his post as executive director of Save the Children, where he faced allegations from three female workers.
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, announced this month a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment in the world organization.