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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)

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)

Code Blue Exposes UNFPA Efforts to Prevent Indian Police from Investigating Sexual Assault Charges Against Senior Official

Code Blue Exposes UNFPA Efforts to Prevent Indian Police from Investigating Sexual Assault Charges Against Senior Official

August 16, 2018: After Prashanti Tiwari filed a criminal complaint against UNFPA’s Representative in India and Bhutan, Diego Palacios, the UN asserted immunity, falsely claiming that the accused is immune from legal process. A report detailing the findings of the internal UN investigation provides incontrovertible evidence that UNFPA is in the throes of a concerted effort to block criminal justice. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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)

Are UN Abusers Immune to #MeToo?

Are UN Abusers Immune to #MeToo?

December 15, 2017: In an open letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the Code Blue Campaign seeks answers on the UN's handling of allegations of sexual abuse against UN civilian staff members and condemns a broader pattern of sexual harassment and abuse within the UN Organization. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)

Leaked Files Reveal Hidden Scope of UN Sex Abuse

Leaked Files Reveal Hidden Scope of UN Sex Abuse

September 13, 2017 — A confidential source has provided AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue Campaign with internal case files that offer a rare glimpse into what really happens when the UN learns of violations of a sexual nature allegedly committed by peacekeepers. (UN Photo / Sylvain Liechti)

BLOG: The UN, Rape, Zero Tolerance and South Sudan

BLOG: The UN, Rape, Zero Tolerance and South Sudan

July 29, 2016: As media reports detail horrific stories of mass rapes in South Sudan while peacekeepers stand idly by, Code Blue wonders whether any of the messages about the meaning of zero tolerance are sinking in. (UN Photo / Nektarios Markogiannis)