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Minimum Operating Standards Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by own Personnel

To provide protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) by own personnel the compliance with a set of Minimum Operating Standards for PSEA (MOS‐ PSEA) is required. The MOS‐PSEA are modelled after the well‐known Minimum Operating Security Standards for Staff Safety (or MOSS) compliance mechanism, which is mandatory for the UN System to ensure there is a common set of requirements that all agencies follow in order to ensure staff safety.

What are the MOS‐PSEA?

The MOS‐PSEA are based on:

1. The Statement of Commitment on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Non‐UN Personnel, August 2008

2. The Global Review of protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN, NGO, IOM and IFRC Personnel, July 2010

3. IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, June 2002

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Original Publication Date: 
01 Апр 2016
Document type: 
Policy and Guidance
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
Coordination hub(s): 
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