UN registered 99 sex crime allegations against its staff in 2015

By REUTERS
March 4, 2016 04:21

 
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There were 99 new allegations of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse against United Nations staff members across the UN system last year, a sharp increase from the 80 allegations in 2014, according to a new UN report.

The majority of those allegations - 69 in all - involved personnel in 10 peacekeeping missions, the report said. The military and police personnel accused of sexual crimes while serving for the United Nations involved some 21 countries, most of them African.

The report by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon does not identify the nationalities of the 30 UN staff members accused of sexual abuse or exploitation who were not working for peacekeeping missions.

The report, an advance copy of which was obtained by Reuters, came in response to a new U.N. "name and shame" policy for UN peacekeepers implemented after a series of allegations of rape and sexual abuse by international troops in Central African Republic (CAR).

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