The United Nations has reacted to a video of a couple having sex in one of its official cars in Israel.
The video was taken in HaYarkon Street, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The video went viral featuring a woman who wore a red dress straddling a man in the back seat of a white SUV written ‘UN’ on the body.
The people captured in the video are believed to be staff members of a peacekeeping organization in Israel.
Reacting to the viral video, Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN’s Secretary-General, expressed shock and said that the UN is deeply disturbed by the scandalous behavior of the staff members. He described the act as “abhorrent” and disclosed that an investigation into the matter is ongoing.
“We are shocked and deeply disturbed by what is seen on the video.
“The behaviour 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.”
According to a BBC report on the video, the United Nations have strict policies against sexual misconduct by its staff members, and this may lead to strict disciplinary measure or possibly, the staff members involved in the act may be banned from peacekeeping operations if they are found to be in breach of the rules.