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The Lancet: Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

The Lancet: Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

April 17, 2018: In a special in-depth report, The Lancet's John Zarocostas reports on the mishandling of sexual harassment and assault claims at UNAIDS, and mounting pressure on its Executive Director. Code Blue's Paula Donovan remarks on the UN's flawed internal system and calls for Temporary Independent Oversight Panel to closely monitor and evaluate, in real time, the UN’s response to individual allegations of sexualised offences. (Photo: WikiCommons)

Fox: UN war on sexual abuse in Central African Republic still a shambles, internal study shows

Fox: UN war on sexual abuse in Central African Republic still a shambles, internal study shows

July 27, 2017: Fox's George Russell reports on a new internal UN assessment report, revealing the UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic's (MINUSCA) inadequate efforts to record, investigate and keep track of sexual exploitation and abuse allegations and train personnel. Code Blue's Paula Donovan comments on the UN's "zero-tolerance policy". (UN Photo / Sylvain Liechti)

AP: UN: Republic of Congo to Pull Troops From CAfrica Republic

AP: UN: Republic of Congo to Pull Troops From CAfrica Republic

June 21, 2017: The UN has announced that the Republic of Congo is withdrawing its peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic, following allegations of sexual abuse. AP reports on the Code Blue Campaign's statement regarding the withdrawal. (UN Photo / Marie Frechon)

Reuters: Congo troops may be sent home from Central African Republic: U.N.

Reuters: Congo troops may be sent home from Central African Republic: U.N.

June 7, 2017: Reuters reports on a confidential memo released by the Code Blue Campaign, in which the force commander of the UN's mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) called for the repatriation of hundreds of Congolese troops for sexual exploitation and abuse. (UN Photo / Nektarios Markogiannis) 

Reuters: Haitian women press for recognition from U.N. peacekeeper fathers

Reuters: Haitian women press for recognition from U.N. peacekeeper fathers

June 1, 2017: As the UN Mission in Haiti prepares its drawdown, Reuters interviews Haitian women who have yet to receive support and answers on outstanding paternity claims against UN peacekeepers. Code Blue's Sharanya Kanikkannan points to a glaring accountability gap. (UN Photo / Logan Abassi)

Statement: UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres speaks out on sexual exploitation and abuse

Statement: UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres speaks out on sexual exploitation and abuse

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)