The New York Times: No Charges in Sexual Abuse Case Involving French Peacekeepers

The New York Times: No Charges in Sexual Abuse Case Involving French Peacekeepers

January 6, 2017The New York Times reports on the decision by a panel of French judges, not to bring charges against French 'Sangaris' soldiers accused of having sexually abused children while on serving in a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.  In this article, reporter Benoît Morenne cites AIDS-Free World's role in publicly exposing the case in April 2015 and Code Blue's Paula Donovan comments on the dropped charges. (UN Photo / Martine Perret)

BBC Focus on Africa: Paula Donovan speaks on outcome of French investigations into peacekeeper sexual abuse in CAR

BBC Focus on Africa: Paula Donovan speaks on outcome of French investigations into peacekeeper sexual abuse in CAR

January 4, 2017: Earlier this week, media reported that there had been no indictments following a lengthy investigation into peacekeeper sexual abuse by French soldiers in the Central African Republic. Paula Donovan, co-director of AIDS-Free World and the Code Blue Campaign, spoke about the investigations with the BBC's Focus on Africa. (DavidGoldmanPhotography.com)

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)

The Guardian: UN inquiry into CAR abuse claims identifies 41 troops as suspects

The Guardian: UN inquiry into CAR abuse claims identifies 41 troops as suspects

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)

The Nation:  Ban Ki-moon Reflects on the Successes and Frustrations of His 10 Years as UN Secretary-General

The Nation: Ban Ki-moon Reflects on the Successes and Frustrations of His 10 Years as UN Secretary-General

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)

Reuters: U.N. chief Ban regrets peacekeeper abuse, Haiti cholera

Reuters: U.N. chief Ban regrets peacekeeper abuse, Haiti cholera

September 20, 2016: Reporting from the opening of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Reuters quotes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's statement of regret for the UN's role in the outbreak of cholera in Haiti, and sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers, two matters that have, "tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, far worse, traumatized many people we serve." (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)

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)

The Guardian: Angelina Jolie says UN undermined by sexual abuse by peacekeepers

The Guardian: Angelina Jolie says UN undermined by sexual abuse by peacekeepers

September 8, 2016: Reporting from the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London, The Guardian quotes UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie's call for prosecution of peacekeepers who commit abuses and Code Blue's Paula Donovan on the United Nations' conflict of interest when it comes to investigating and prosecuting allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)

Media Highlights: UN admits role in cholera epidemic in Haiti

Media Highlights: UN admits role in cholera epidemic in Haiti

August 31, 2016: In late August 2016, The New York Times initially reported the United Nations' long-overdue admission of peacekeepers' role in the initial outbreak of cholera in Haiti nearly six years ago. (UN Photo / UNICEF / Marco Dormino)

Op-Ed: New UN Secretary-General must commit to accountability

Op-Ed: New UN Secretary-General must commit to accountability

August 28, 2016: In an Op-Ed for Al Jazeera, Lauren Caraskic, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England University School of Law, calls on candidates for Secretary-General to "commit to accountability." (UN Photo / Evan Schneider)