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Is the UN a force for good?
There have been numerous incidents of sexual abuse.
UN reports in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) found allegations of
217 instances of peacekeepers who paid girls, aged 18 and under, for sexual relations with money, food or clothing
Ruud Lubbers resigned as UN High Commissioner for Refugees after a confidential internal investigation by the OIOS
substantiated an allegation of sexual abuse
2017 Internal Oversight audit
, the highest number of reports were related to sexual exploitation and abuse, with 69 reports issued, constituting 55 percent of all reports issued in 2017. Of those, sufficient evidence of misconduct was found in 45 reports.
The UN is
to prosecute individuals who commit sexual abuse.
European, U.N. troops accused of sexual abuse in Central African Republic -
Between 2004 and 2016, the United Nations
received almost 2,000 allegations
of sexual exploitation and abuse against its peacekeepers, according to an investigation by the Associated Press (AP).
The UN is taking
several good steps
to prevent sexual abuse.
Over 95,000 civilians and 90,000 uniformed personnel work for the UN. The majority of these individuals do not participate in sexual abuse or exploitation. The incidents of sexual abuse which have been documented
do not reflect
the overall character of the UN and those who work for it.
Sexual abuse has been committed by the french military who were working for the UN. However no one says that the French army is bad and should be dismantled. (