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Al Jazeera: UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Al Jazeera: UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

September 29, 2018: Al Jazeera’s Ruairi Casey explores the UN’s sexual exploitation and abuse crisis. Code Blue’s Paula Donovan comments on the UN’s inability to deliver justice to victims. (UN Photo/Herve Serefio)

Statement by the Secretary-General to the United Nations General Assembly

Statement by the Secretary-General to the United Nations General Assembly

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)