UNITED NATIONS — U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers quit Sunday amid a festering controversy over allegations that he sexually harassed female employees at the world body's refugee agency.
Just two days after saying he would stay in his post, Lubbers submitted a bitter resignation letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and proclaimed his innocence.
The allegation, made by a female employee of the refugee agency in Geneva, was investigated by the United Nations last summer.
Annan decided at the time that there was not enough evidence against Lubbers.
Several other women later came forward with similar complaints.
On Friday, after a meeting between Annan and Lubbers in New York, U.N. officials indicated the case was not over and that Lubbers' future as refugee chief was in doubt.