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UN workers ‘caught having sex in back seat of official vehicle in Tel Aviv’

The United Nations has said it is ‘shocked and deeply disturbed’ by a video clip which appears to show two of its workers ‘having sex’ in an official UN vehicle in Tel Aviv.

In the 18-second video which was posted on Twitter, a man in the back seat of a white car marked with the UN letters is seen being straddled by a woman in a red dress who is moving up and down.

The man is just wearing a t-shirt and shorts and another male passenger in the front of the car appears to be asleep. The vehicle is then driven further down the road.

The UN said all of the car’s occupants are believed to be workers from the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), a peacekeeping force based in Jerusalem. 

The United Nations has said it is ‘shocked and deeply disturbed’ by a video clip which appears to show two of its workers ‘having sex’ in an official UN vehicle in Tel Aviv

Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told The Times of Israel: ‘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 having been working to achieve in terms of fighting misconduct by UN staff.’

Mr Dujaarric added that the UN expects the investigation to be completed ‘very quickly’ and the couple are close to being identified. 

MailOnline has approached the UN for comment. 

The UN was first made aware of the video earlier this week and is said to know where it was filmed.  

Viewers on Twitter expressed their dismay at the clip, with one writing: ‘Why am I not surprised.’ 

In the 18-second video which was posted on Twitter, a man in the back seat of a white car marked with the UN letters is seen being straddled by a woman in a red dress who is moving up and down. In the front of the car, a male passenger appears to be asleep

In the 18-second video which was posted on Twitter, a man in the back seat of a white car marked with the UN letters is seen being straddled by a woman in a red dress who is moving up and down. In the front of the car, a male passenger appears to be asleep

The person who posted the video, Canadian woman Mattea Merta, is a ‘pro-family representative’ at the UN, according to her Twitter profile. 

She wrote above the post: ‘I present to you…..the UN’. 

Another viewer wrote in response to the clip, ‘No big surprise is it?’

Ms Merta replied: ‘Nope, not at all. Compared to stories I’ve heard from people who have left their UN jobs…this was an innocent situation.’ 

Although the UN has strict regulations governing sexual misconduct by its workers, it has repeatedly come under fire for breaches in recent years.

In December, a report claimed peacekeepers at the UN had ‘hundreds of babies with women in Haiti before abandoning the young mothers.

The person who posted the video, Canadian woman Mattea Merta, is a 'pro-family representative' at the UN, according to her Twitter profile. She wrote above the post: 'I present to you.....the UN'

The person who posted the video, Canadian woman Mattea Merta, is a ‘pro-family representative’ at the UN, according to her Twitter profile. She wrote above the post: ‘I present to you…..the UN’

Viewers on Twitter expressed their dismay at the clip, with one writing: 'Why am I not surprised'

Viewers on Twitter expressed their dismay at the clip, with one writing: ‘Why am I not surprised’

Another viewer also said the video was not a 'big surprise'. Ms Merta replied: 'Nope, not at all. Compared to stories I've heard from people who have left their UN jobs...this was an innocent situation'

Another viewer also said the video was not a ‘big surprise’. Ms Merta replied: ‘Nope, not at all. Compared to stories I’ve heard from people who have left their UN jobs…this was an innocent situation’

The study into the UN mission in the disaster-hit Caribbean country said girls as young as 11 were left pregnant after being sexually abused.

Some of the girls were traded for ‘a few coins’ in order to get food and would have sex with the peacekeepers so they could survive, the British academic-led study found. 

After their children were born, the young mothers were left to a life of poverty, according to the Times.

Soldiers from as many as 12 different countries, including Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada and France, were found to have impregnated local women, the report stated. 

The UN also knew of charity workers offering refugees food in exchange for sexual favours for more than a decade, it has been revealed.

An 84-page report on ‘food-for-sex’ practices in West African refugee camps was compiled and handed over to the UN in 2002, but was never published.

It claimed that workers at more than 40 aid organisations, of which 15 are major international charities including Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières, sexually exploited young refugees.    

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