Please note: These are the original goals of the Code Blue Campaign at the time of our launch in May 2015. Since then, our ideas and proposals have evolved. To read our new goals, including our proposal for a Special Court Mechanism, click here.


When we launched the Code Blue Campaign in May 2015, we set out to:

  • Seek the removal of any possibility of immunity for the UN’s own peacekeeping personnel—its non-military staff, including staff of UN funds and programmes involved with peacekeeping; its police; and its experts on mission—when they are accused of sexual exploitation or abuse. This will replace a double standard with a powerful, consistent message about zero tolerance to countries that supply military peacekeepers.  
  • Call for the creation of a system-wide, external and independent investigation, with full access to the UN as well as subpoena power, to examine every facet of sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping operations. The Review must investigate the way the UN is handling the crisis throughout the system, from its missions on the ground, right up through the chain of command to the Secretary-General.
  • Engage campaigners and supporters from all over the world to press the United Nations’ leadership, troop-contributing countries, Member States that fund peacekeeping, and countries facing conflict, to create a revived, strengthened and more accountable response to sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.