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The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme establishes a minimum standard for organizations to share information as part of their recruitment process about people who have been found to have committed sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual harassment “Misconduct” during employment. All organizations that sign up work to a common minimum exchange of relevant sensitive information, while respecting applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Joint IASC and CEB Meetings of Investigatory Bodies on Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment has been held in 2018, 2019. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together the UN and IASC investigative bodies to consider how to work collectively to achieve enhanced capacity, harmonized and complementary approaches and cooperation. In 2024, the meeting will consider findings from the Expert Panel on standards for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) Investigations to meet a Victim/Survivor Centred Approach.


Sexual exploitation and abuse represents a catastrophic failure of protection. It brings harm to those whom we are mandated to protect.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee is working to scale up protection from sexual exploitation and abuse across humanitarian response efforts. This website and global dashboard has been developed and managed through the support of UNICEF. It is dedicated to providing technical support and resources to practitioners, and to tracking inter-agency, collective progress across countries with a humanitarian response.