April 3, 2015

On March 16, 2015, AIDS-Free World released a leaked Experts’ Team Report on sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping operations, in an open letter to all Ambassadors to the United Nations. The report, which makes pointed criticisms about the way the UN handles sexual exploitation and abuse within mission contexts, differs significantly from the Secretary-General’s own annual report on progress (A/69/779). Highlights of the resulting media coverage are below.             

100 Reporters
Douglas Gillison
April 2, 2015
UN Says Sex Crimes Down, But Problems Persist

Fox News
George Russell
March 27, 2015
UN Peacekeeping and Rape — Getting Better or Worse?

The Guardian
Joe Sandler-Clarke
March 24, 2015
Sex abuse poses 'significant risk' to UN peacekeeping, says leaked report

The Conversation
Rosa Freedman
March 19, 2015
Leaked report details UN peacekeepers' sexual exploitation and abuse

UN Tribune
Denis Fitzgerald
March 17, 2015
The report on sexual abuse by UN troops and staff that Ban Ki-moon quashed now made public

Inter-Press Service (IPS News)
Lyndal Rowlands
March 17, 2015
Contradictions Beset U.N. Response to Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers

Pass Blue
Dulcie Leimbach
March 16, 2015
An Independent Report on Sexual Abuse Cases by UN Peacekeepers Surfaces

New York Times
Somini Sengupta
March 16, 2015
United Nations Workers Accused of Sexual Abuse