sexual exploitation and abuse

Sexual exploitation an ‘almost existential issue’ for UNHCR, says Deputy High Commissioner

Sexual exploitation is an “almost existential issue” for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements said on Tuesday. Announcing measures designed to encourage victims to come forward, she told UN News the number of reported cases of abuse has doubled among its more than 1,000 international partners in the last year, now that people “know where to go” to raise the alarm.

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News In Brief 26 February 2018

  • UN chief calls Rohingya plight a “clear example of ethnic cleansing”
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns “slaughterhouses of humans”
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UN receives 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in last quarter of 2017

The United Nations has received 40 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across its entities and implementing partners for the last three months of 2017, including 15 reported from peacekeeping operations, UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric announced on Thursday.

News in Brief 07 December 2017 (AM)

Famine conditions “likely” to return in parts of South Sudan next year

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (PM)

UN appoints first Victims’ Rights Advocate

The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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News in Brief 14 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief condemns deadly shooting at Old City of Jerusalem

A deadly attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

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