Official Charged With Sexual Harassment

From Times Wire Reports

The head of the U.N. elections unit has been charged with violating staff rules after accusations that she made unwanted advances toward a male employee and created a sexually charged workplace, the United Nations said.

The world body’s human resources office gave Carina Perelli, the highly praised Uruguayan director of the Electoral Assistance Division, a letter Aug. 4 setting out the charges, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Perelli could face reprimand, dismissal or no action, depending on her response, he said.