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Jenna Stern in Devex on sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

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In 2004, several allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. peacekeepers led then-U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to ask His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, permanent representative of Jordan and a former civilian peacekeeper, to prepare a report that would detail the extent of these incidences in U.N. peacekeeping missions.

This month marks the report’s 10th anniversary. The significant decline of sexual exploitation and abuse allegations since 2005 points to the progress that the United Nations has made in preventing these incidents, but as Jenna Stern, a visiting fellow with the Stimson Center’s Future of Peace Operations program, pointed out to Devex, one incident alone is already “a huge problem.”
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