A Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Future Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Citation:

Al-Hussein, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid. 2005. ‘A Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Future Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations’. A/59/710. United Nations General Assembly. 

Author: Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein

Keywords: peacekeeper misconduct, peacekeeping, sexual exploitation

Annotation:

The background of the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping operations is described in section I of the present report. After the major causes and effects on victims are outlined, the difficulties involved in taking action against alleged perpetrators are described. It is stated that it is now time for the United Nations to take effective action to stop sexual exploitation and abuse.

The problem of sexual exploitation and abuse are dealt with under four main themes. The Organization’s rules on the subject are set out in section II and its investigative process is examined in section III. The civil accountability of the Organization and its managers and commanders with respect to taking effective measures to deal with sexual exploitation and abuse is reviewed in section IV, as is the personal accountability of those who violate the rules of the Organization. Criminal accountability is discussed in section V. 

 

Topics: Peacekeeping, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Regions: Africa, Central Africa Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Year: 2005

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