Allegation: Uncorroborated information pointing to the possible occurrence of misconduct. If sufficient information is available, an allegation will be followed by an investigation. As per the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), allegations are counted by reports received. An allegation of sexual exploitation and abuse can implicate one or more alleged perpetrators, and it can involve one or more victims.
Nationality: Information on the nationality of uniformed personnel is provided from 2015 onwards. Nationality is not provided for civilian personnel.
Investigation: A legally based and analytical process designed to gather information in order to determine whether wrongdoing occurred and, if so, the persons or entities responsible. Matters involving police and civilian personnel and other experts on mission are investigated by the United Nations. For military contingent personnel, where an allegation involves military contingent personnel, the troop-contributing country is informed of the allegations and requested to indicate whether it intends to appoint national investigation officers to conduct the investigation into reported allegations. If no reply is received within the set timeline, the United Nations will conduct its own investigation into the matter.
Investigation outcome: Substantiatedmeans that an allegation has been proven through an investigation. Unsubstantiatedmeans that an allegation has either been disproven by an investigation or there is insufficient evidence to prove the allegation. Pendingmeans that an investigation is underway. Othermeans that the allegation has been recorded as For information or UN Review (see Investigative entities)
Investigating entities. TCC investigation: an investigation by the troop-contributing country. TCC/OIOS investigation: a joint investigation by the troop-contributing country and the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). PCC investigation: an investigation by the police-contributing country. OIOS investigation: an investigation by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). Mission investigation: an investigation by a mission investigative entity. Pending: the investigating entity has not yet been established. UNreview: the information received is found not to be credible enough to warrant investigation, and the United Nations will undertake further verification. For information: the information received is not sufficient to warrant an investigation.