UN staff in Israel sex video suspended without pay

As more condemnations on the Israeli traffic sex tape continues to grow, The United Nations has placed two of its workers on unpaid leave over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The men were filmed in a UN-marked vehicle on a main street by Tel Aviv’s seafront.

In the video, a woman in a red dress is seen straddling a man in the back seat of the car.

The UN said it launched an investigation into the 18-second video after it was shared widely on social media last month.

Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN’s secretary general, said he was “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the footage.

Now the UN says the men in the video have been identified as staff members of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), UN military observers based in Israel.

The two staff members have been suspended without pay until the investigation into the incident has concluded.

Mr Dujarric told the BBC on Thursday their suspension was appropriate “given the seriousness of the allegations of failing to observe the standards of conduct expected of international civil servants”.

“UNTSO has re-engaged in a robust awareness-raising campaign to remind its personnel of their obligations to the UN Code of Conduct,” Mr Dujarric said.