- Sex abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel has been a problem for decades, and it is still happening despite the world body's official policy of zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, a group of former diplomats and UN officials said on Wednesday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported 79 recorded allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in 2014.And likely many many many more sexual abuses went unreported
The Code Blue group argues that the problem of abuse by peacekeepers cannot be solved until a long overdue first step is taken: UN immunity can no longer apply to those accused of sexual offenses.The UN is the problem in this instance- Decades of sexual exploitation by so called "peacekeepers" suggests, no actually it screams, the UN is at the heart of the problem
“It's a perverse irony that the UN should be the only place on earth where even the most depraved and violent sex offenders can expect immunity from legal processes,” said Paula Donovan, co-director of AIDS-Free World.
“It's time to call 'Code Blue': no more immunity, ever, for people working under the UN banner who are accused of sexual exploitation or abuse,” she said.
The senior UN officials said the UN policy on ensuring criminal accountability in cases of sexual abuse was outlined in a 2012 memorandum distributed throughout the UN system.
But they acknowledged that it was often extremely difficult for the United Nations to hold perpetrators accountable and said they are are forced to rely on member states and host countries of UN missions for that.
“We want them not wearing a blue beret,” Anthony Banbury, a senior UN peacekeeping official, said about perpetrators of sexual crimes.
“We want them in jail, in my view, rotting.”
Get rid of this global monstrosity designed to hide these abuses within the confines of it's paper shuffling, waffling, buck passing walls-
I've covered this UN abuse previously- It won't go away until the UN goes away!
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