Updates, STATEMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES
Read the latest updates and press releases from the Code Blue Campaign. Click the arrows above the images for more featured posts. For information about the campaign, our materials and resources, the latest news, and key documents, click the links or scroll down.
January, 2017: For two months, the Code Blue Campaign has sought answers from the UN on how it handles sex abuse allegations against its own personnel. For two months, the UN has obfuscated and stonewalled. Read the full correspondence. (UN Photo / Cia Pak)
December 22, 2017: Code Blue responds to a letter from Atul Khare, the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Field Support. (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)
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)
November 22, 2017: In the wake of a new allegation of child rape against an international civil servant serving in MONUSCO, the Code Blue Campaign has issued an open letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres asking for answers about how the case is being handled. (UN Photo / Evan Schneider)
November 17, 2017: Yesterday, the UN posted new allegations of sexual abuse in MONUSCO, including by a UN civilian staff member. Read our statement.
September 18, 2017: Remarks by Paula Donovan, Co-Director, AIDS-Free World, at the Informal Discussion with the Special Coordinator and Civil Society Partners following the Secretary General’s High-Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. (Photo: DavidGoldmanphoto.com)
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)
September 13, 2017: Case summaries of 14 internal fact-finding inquiries of sexual exploitation and abuse complaints conducted by the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in 2016 that were leaked to the Code Blue Campaign. (Photo: UN 'Keepers' case files).
June 20, 2017: The Code Blue Campaign responds to the decision to withdraw Congo/Brazzaville troops from the Central African Republic. (UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis)
June 6, 2017: The Code Blue Campaign has learned that a notorious battalion in the Central African Republic has been repeatedly flagged as a potential hive of dangerous predators. By failing to act, the UN is setting the stage for future abuse and placing women and children in harm's way. In an open letter to the UN Secretary-General, Code Blue's Paula Donovan and Stephen Lewis demand action. (Photo: UN / MINUSCA)