July 22, 2018: In an op-ed for Section 27 and the Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) ‘Spotlight’, Code Blue’s Paula Donovan reveals leaked information about UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé’s plan to dismantle the agency within the year. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)
May 14, 2018: We’ve raised serious concerns about the UN’s decision to “reopen” the sexual assault and harassment case against Luiz Loures, former Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS. The UN has so far been unwilling to answer basic questions about the mandate and scope of the new investigation. Watch as Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, fields skeptical queries from members of the UN press corps. (UN WebTV)
April 30, 2018: Martina Brostrom, the claimant in the high profile sexual assault and harassment case against former Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, Luiz Loures, has, “no confidence,” in the UN’s decision to reopen an internal investigation into the case. Code Blue argues that the same conflicts of interest that marred the first inquiry, will be present in the reopened investigation.
April 27, 2018: UNAIDS has reopened a sexual assault investigation into a top official after a heavily criticised earlier probe cleared him of wrongdoing, a letter seen by AFP on Friday showed. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe).
March 8, 2018: Foreign Policy's Lauren Wolfe examines leaked reports on the mishandling of a sexual assault investigation in UNAIDS, revealing the UN's faulty investigative standards and a deep-rooted culture of impunity when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual assault. (UN Photo / Milton Grant)
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)
December 5, 2016: At the noon briefing, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, delivered an update on OIOS investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)
January 29, 2016: WATCH: Anthony Banbury, the Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support, on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse cases in the Central African Republic. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)
Sept.18, 2015: The Guardian reports on AIDS-Free World's efforts to find out what happened in numerous cases of peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse as part of the Code Blue Campaign. The inquiry found that two thirds of the internal UN probes into alleged peacekeepers rapes were not passed on to national courts.
An exclusive report from The Guardian newspaper reveals United Nations unit uncovered possible ‘culture of sexual exploitation and abuse’ after 2010 attack by UTair crew member, but permitted company to continue receiving contracts worth millions.
AS FRANCE SUSPENDS SOLDIERS FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, WILL UN TACKLE IMPUNITY FOR WESTERN PEACEKEEPERS?
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AIDS-Free World co-director Paula Donovan discusses the latest allegations of child sex abuse by Western troops in the countries they are supposed to be protecting with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman.
Toronto Star: Probe of sex abuse by UN peacekeepers is long overdue: Editorial
June 25, 2015: The United Nations is finally launching a probe into its failure to protect children and women under its care from sexual abuse by some peacekeepers.
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