December 12, 2016: In his remarks to the General Assembly after taking the oath of office, UN Secretary-General-designate António Guterres speaks out on sexual exploitation and abuse, and pledges to make the zero-tolerance policy 'a reality'. (UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe)
December 12, 2016: In his remarks to the General Assembly upon taking the oath of office, the Secretary-General-designate António Guterres highlighted the need to address crimes of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeeping personnel, and to nurture a 'culture of accountability' by protecting whistleblowers. "The United Nations system has not yet done enough to prevent and respond to the appalling crimes of sexual violence and exploitation committed under the UN flag against those we are supposed to protect. I will work closely with Member States on structural, legal and operational measures to make the zero-tolerance policy for which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has fought so hard a reality. We must ensure transparency and accountability and offer protection and effective remedies to the victims." (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)
December 5, 2016: The Guardian's Sandra Laville reports on the conclusion of the UN's investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic dating back to 2014-2015. Code Blue's Paula Donovan comments on the 'flawed system' currently in place at the United Nations' and calls for the establishment of special courts to better deal with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers. (UN Photo / Basile Zoma)
September 20, 2016: Former UN Bureau Chief for The New York Times, Barbara Crossette, reflects on Ban Ki-moon's 10 years as UN Secretary-General, in The Nation. In her analysis, Crossette highlights the influential role played by key civil society advocates on the United Nations during Ban's tenure, including AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign's efforts to expose sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. (UN Photo / Rick Bajornas)
September 20, 2016: In his final address to the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his regret for sexual abuse committed by UN peacekeepers and for the UN's role in the outbreak of cholera in Haiti. "Protectors must never become predators," he said of, "the despicable acts of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers." On Haiti, Ban expressed, "tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of Haitians affected by cholera," and called it the UN's, "moral responsibility," to support the Haitian people. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)
On March 10, 2016, The Security Council debated peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse and received a briefing from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his Special Measures report.
NPR's Michele Kelemen interviews Paula Donovan about recurrent allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and Ban Ki-moon's decision to oust the head of the Central African Republic's U.N. mission.
Despite investigations into crimes in the Central African Republic, impunity still reigns, writes Lauren Wolfe in Foreign Policy.
AIDS-Free World's Paula Donovan speaks with Radio Canada International about the forced resignation of Babacar Gaye, and what needs to be done at the UN to address peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse.