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UN launches e-learning training to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse

The United Nations department providing logistical support to field missions announced today the launch of a new mandatory online programme for all uniformed and civilian personnel to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, with a special focus on sexual exploitation and abuse.

‘We have an agenda before us’ – UN officials reiterate need for measures against sexual abuse

Briefing the General Assembly on the challenges being faced and progress being made to end the exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, senior UN officials today indicated that immediate concerns have been focused on providing protection and support to the victims, and reiterated the need for collective efforts to put stronger measures in place to ensure prevention and greater accountability.

UN to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, senior official tells Member States

Briefing the General Assembly on recent disturbing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Chef de Cabinet reaffirmed the Organization’s determination to tackle the issue head on and indicated that such violations, if verified, would trigger a decision by Mr. Ban to repatriate the units in question.

UN peacekeeping chief condemns sexual exploitation; says victims' needs are 'top priority'

The top United Nations peacekeeping official has underscored that the protection of and assistance to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic remains the Organization's top priority.

Probe into sexual abuse in Central African Republic must 'leave no stone unturned' – UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups.

In Op-Ed, UN envoy details Organization's measures to root out sexual exploitation in its peace missions

In an opinion piece published today by Newsweek, the head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) addressed how the Organization is countering child sex abuse by its troops.

New UN-Arab League agreement aims to prevent conflict-related sexual violence

The United Nations and the League of Arab States today signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in the Arab region.

UN team sent to Central African Republic to investigate new allegations of sexual exploitation

The United Nations has reported that a delegation led by the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for the Central African Republic visited Kemo prefecture to gather more information on new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as to engage with local communities and authorities.

Ban says he holds all senior UN officials responsible for addressing sexual exploitation or abuse

Speaking with senior United Nations officials who are preparing to be deployed to field missions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he holds them all responsible for helping to address sexual exploitation or abuse, and for helping to create a 'zero-tolerance' culture.

Seasoned official appointed to coordinate UN efforts to curb sexual abuse by peacekeepers

Facing a series of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named Jane Holl Lute, an American official with wide-ranging United Nations experience, to coordinate efforts to curb the scourge.