The United Nations (UN) has reacted to a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel and has subsequently launched an investigation into the ‘odd’ incident.
According to the spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, while speaking to UN correspondents in New York on Friday, the organization was not impressed by what they saw. Dujarric confirmed that the video featured a 4×4 vehicle, containing personnel “likely assigned to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO)”.
Dujarric told reporters: “We are shocked and deeply disturbed by what is seen on the video. The behavior seen in it is abhorrent and goes against everything that we stand for and have been working to achieve in terms of fighting misconduct by UN staff.
We became aware of the video a little bit more than two days ago and our colleagues in the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) were immediately activated.
Their investigation I know is moving very quickly.
We know the location of the incident and the identification of individuals in the video, who are likely assigned to the UNTSO, is close to being completed. As part of the UN’s commitment to transparency, the UN will provide updates on the conclusion of the investigation and any further action.”