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Hello, this is Paula. A recent survey of nearly half of employees at a UN agency reveals a prevalence of alleged abuse, harassment, nepotism and bias. And it isn't the only one in the hot seat as the WHO faces renewed criticism for how it handles sexual misconduct claims.

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The international Trade Centre, which advises small businesses from the developing world, has been caught up in allegations of misconduct. (ITC)

UN trade agency shaken by harassment complaints. Staff at the International Trade Center have accused management of harassment, discrimination, abuse of power among other issues in a survey conducted on 196 respondents in December, according to reports by Devex. This is the latest UN agency to be hit by a crisis in staff morale. ITC’s executive director Pamela Coke-Hamilton and a senior official who have been named specifically in the complaints have rebuked the allegations.

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