Well, United Nations peacekeepers don’t exactly keep the peace, do they?
United Nations personnel, including peacekeepers in 10 UN missions around the world, were embroiled in 99 new allegations of sexual exploitation and/or abuse last year—nearly one-quarter more than in 2014, according to the latest edition of an annual report on the ugly issue unveiled by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The substantial uptick after years of a Ban-led “zero tolerance” campaign against the crimes means, the report blandly states, “that more needs to be done to reduce the number of allegations, and more importantly, the number of victims affected” — though the full victim tally is not presented in the 38-page document.
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