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.
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)
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.