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sexual exploitation and abuse

Burundian Peacekeepers Pose a Threat

Burundian Peacekeepers Pose a Threat

September 9, 2019: The newly released UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi report shows that Burundi government forces continue to commit sexual violence against women and girls with a shocking degree of impunity. The UN should end it complicity with an odious regime and cease deploying Burundian soldiers as UN peacekeepers. (UN Photo / Stuart Price)

A Record of Shame: Burundi Does Not Belong in UN Peacekeeping

A Record of Shame: Burundi Does Not Belong in UN Peacekeeping

July 16, 2019: In a new letter to the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, the Code Blue Campaign calls on the UN to repatriate Burundian peacekeepers serving in the Central African Republic, ending a deployment that earns the brutal and autocratic regime millions of dollars and puts innocent civilians at risk. (UN Photo / Marco Dormino)

UN Victims’ Rights Meeting Excludes Important Voices

UN Victims’ Rights Meeting Excludes Important Voices

May 31, 2019: The UN’s Victims’ Rights Advocate convened an expert workshop to discuss a proposed statement of victims’ rights, but excluded experts with specialized knowledge of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel. (UN Photo / Nektarios Markogiannis)

Code Blue Bulletin: October 2018

Code Blue Bulletin: October 2018

October 2018: The latest news and updates from the Code Blue Campaign. (Photo: Screenshot of DFID Safeguarding Summit)

Op-Ed: It's Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

Op-Ed: It's Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

September 26, 2018: In an Op-ed published in Inter Press Service, Code Blue’s Paula Donovan takes on the UN’s handling of an investigation into sexual harassment of a senior UN Women official—demonstrating the UN’s inability to remedy its sex abuse crisis from within. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)

Code Blue Bulletin: July 2018

Code Blue Bulletin: July 2018

July 2018: In the inaugural issue of the Code Blue Bulletin, we provide updates on our multi-faceted advocacy. Read about Paula Donovan's appearance before the UK Parliament, our "community consultation" in Sierra Leone, a troubling case of UN immunity in India, problems with the UN's Victims' Rights Advocate, the latest on the ongoing UNAIDS scandal, and Saramba Kandeh's appearance at a Nairobi conference. (Photo: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

Facts Contradict Secretary-General’s New Sexual Abuse Report

Facts Contradict Secretary-General’s New Sexual Abuse Report

March 16, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign writes an open letter to Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, detailing our concerns about the case of an international staff member in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) who was accused of multiple rapes of a child. (UN Photo / Ryan Brown)

Will THIS start a #MeTooUN movement?

Will THIS start a #MeTooUN movement?

February 23, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign reacts to the news of Luiz Loures, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director at UNAIDS' impending departure from UNAIDS. Code Blue asks: 'Will this start the #MeTooUN movement?'.  (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

Code Blue's Proposal for a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel

Code Blue's Proposal for a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel

February 23, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign's proposal that Member States establish, on an emergency basis, a Temporary Independent Oversight Panel to closely monitor and evaluate, in real time, the UN’s response to individual allegations of sexual offences, and make expert recommendations on UN policies and procedures. (UN Photo / Jennifer S Altman)

UNAIDS Omits Facts in Sexual Assault Case

UNAIDS Omits Facts in Sexual Assault Case

February 12, 2018: A follow-up open letter from Code Blue to UN Secretary-General António Guterres regarding allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment at UNAIDS. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)