STATEMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES
Read the latest press releases from AIDS-Free World's Code Blue Campaign to end immunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. 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.
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)
April 12, 2017: Shocking new revelations about what happened to children sexually abused in the Central African Republic by peacekeepers were revealed in a Code Blue Campaign press conference today. (Photo: SVT)
April 10, 2017: MEDIA ALERT: New revelations from children abused by peacekeepers. (Photo: SVT)
March 10, 2017: The Secretary-General asked for "game-changing strategies" on addressing sexual exploitation and abuse, but the new Special measures report on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse fails to deliver. (UN Photo / Violaine Martin)
October 13, 2016: The Code Blue Campaign is advocating for a new, independent system of special courts to deal with sexual abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. This solution will provide impartial justice for victims, the accused, and the battered populations who currently have no real recourse to justice.
August 5, 2016: Which candidates for UN Secretary-General have supported the UN Accountability Pledge? Read the latest update. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)
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)
July 28, 2016: 37 Civil society groups call on UN Secretary-General candidates to take 5-part Accountability Pledge on sexual exploitation and abuse, cholera. (UN Photo / Evan Schneider)
July 28, 2016: Together with 36 other civil society organizations from around the world, we call upon the candidates for UN Secretary-General to pledge their commitment to building a more accountable and transparent United Nations by signing the UN Accountability Pledge.