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.
Identified number of victims: Reflects the number of complainants and victims in cases where an exact number of complainants and victims is known at the time when the allegation is reported or established later through an investigation. Where information on the number of complainants and victims is not available, the identified number of complainants and victims will be recorded as 0 (zero) until such a time when more information becomes available.
Victim: For data purposes, the term victim includes both complainants (persons who report an allegation of sexual exploitation and abuse, but whose claim has not yet been established through an investigation) and victims (persons who are, or have been, sexually exploited or abused by United Nations staff or related personnel and the allegation has been established through an investigation).
Age of victims. Child victim(s): the allegation involves one or more victims under the age of 18. No child victim: the allegation does not involve a victim under the age of 18. Unknown: the age of victim(s) is currently unknown, and will be updated should related information become available
Paternity claim: Refers to the number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse where the actions resulted in pregnancy and the birth of a child. A potential paternity claim refers to situations where the complainant or victim is pregnant, but the child has not yet been born. Paternity established refers to matters where paternity of the child has been proven either through DNA testing or through admission by the father.