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UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

A senior official at the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Thursday he resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children because of "the danger" of damaging both organizations.

Deputy executive director Justin Forsyth, who joined UNICEF in 2016, had been investigated at Save the Children UK, where he was chief executive, in 2011 and 2015 after complaints were made by three women.

"I want to make clear I am not resigning from UNICEF because of the mistakes I made at Save The Children," Forsyth said in a statement on Twitter. "They were dealt with through a proper process many years ago."