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8 men accuse UN official Ravi Karkara of sexual misconduct 

Karkara is a senior advisor to Lakshmi Puri, who is a former deputy executive director, intergovernmental support and strategic partnership, in UN Women.

New York: Senior UN official Ravi Karkara, an advisor for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, is under investigation for sexual misconduct after an accusation by eight men.

A spokesperson from the UN told Newsweek that the body has “a job of work to do” to reform its culture.

Karkara is a senior advisor to Lakshmi Puri, who is a former deputy executive director, intergovernmental support and strategic partnership, in UN Women.

According to ‘The Guardian’, the allegations range from making obscene gestures to sending links to pornography.

(With inputs form Agencies)

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