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United Nations dismiss inquiry into allegations against R K Pachauri

Pachauri resigned from his position as Chair of the IPCC.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Yoshita Singh | New Delhi |
Updated: March 6, 2015 1:47:18 am
RK pachauri, pachauri Pachauri had conveyed in a letter to the UN Secretary General his decision to step down from his post some months before the completion of his term.

The United Nations has ruled out an inquiry into allegations against former chair of the UN’s panel on climate change Rajendra Pachauri and said a a new head will be elected later this year to replace him.

“We’re aware of the allegations, which refer to incidents that may have occurred related to Pachauri’s organisation, own think-tank which is not linked to the United Nations, which is not a United Nations entity,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday.

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When asked if a probe will be conducted, Dujarric ruled out a UN inquiry into the allegations against Pachauri.
Pachauri resigned from his position as Chair of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on February 24 after a woman employee of his think-tank TERI in New Delhi accused him of sexual harassment.

Dujarric said the “allegations are being, from my understanding, thoroughly investigated by the Indian authorities.” On whether the Secretary-General has taken any decision on appointing a new climate chief, Dujarric said it is not up to the UN Chief to appoint IPCC chief.

With inputs from PTI.

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