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UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

Feb 03, 2016

UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

The voices of victims and witnesses recklessly fall through cracks in legal jurisdictional gaps, or, get stymied by bureaucratic passing-of-the-buck, or, get subsumed in the overall politics of troop contribution. #United Nations #ConnectTheDots #Rape #Sexual abuse #UN peacekeepers #UN High Commissioner for Human Rights #Central African Republic #European Union operation #sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers
Central African Republic capital Bangui paralysed by wave of violence

Sep 29, 2015

Central African Republic capital Bangui paralysed by wave of violence

Tension and fear on Monday gripped Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, with the city's main streets closed by barricades after a spate of violence, looting and the death of three protestors #NewsTracker #Central African Republic #UN peacekeeping forces #Muslim-Christian violence #Catherine Samba Panza
Just smile and wave: At UN summit, that's the only interaction between Modi, Sharif

Sep 29, 2015

Just smile and wave: At UN summit, that's the only interaction between Modi, Sharif

Amid a chill in bilateral relations, waving at each other was all that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif did on Monday. #Indo-Pak relations #NewsTracker #UN #Nawaz Sharif #Modi #UFA #Sartaj Aziz #UN peacekeeping summit
India tells UN to stop sub-contracting peacekeeping operations

Aug 19, 2015

India tells UN to stop sub-contracting peacekeeping operations

The UN should not outsource peacekeeping to regional organisations and disengage itself, India has told the Security Council, reminding that the UN "cannot disengage" with Africa by "sub-contracting peacekeeping". #NewsTracker #UN #Africa #UN Security Council #UN peacekeeping forces #Bhagwant S Bishnoi
UN launches probe into peacekeeper rape, killing allegations: Central African Republic

Aug 12, 2015

UN launches probe into peacekeeper rape, killing allegations: Central African Republic

The UN mission in the Central African Republic launched a probe Tuesday into allegations its soldiers had raped a 12-year-old girl and shot dead a teenager and his father. #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Human Rights #Sex scandal #sex abuse #UN Peacekeeping #World
UN peacekeepers accused of killing, rape in Central African Republic by Amnesty International

Aug 11, 2015

UN peacekeepers accused of killing, rape in Central African Republic by Amnesty International

Amnesty International is accusing UN peacekeepers of indiscriminately killing a 16-year-old boy and his father and raping a 12-year-old girl in separate incidents in Central African Republic. #NewsTracker #Amnesty International #UN peacekeeping force #World
UN approves one year extension for peacekeeping force in Sudan

Jun 30, 2015

UN approves one year extension for peacekeeping force in Sudan

The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave. #NewsTracker #UN #Africa #Sudan #Security Council #Darfur #UN peacekeeping forces #World
UN panel on peacekeeping operations recommends stringent measures against sexual abuse

Jun 17, 2015

UN panel on peacekeeping operations recommends stringent measures against sexual abuse

A high-level UN panel on peacekeeping operations has recommended stringent measures to combat allegations of sexual exploitation. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Women #Sexual abuse #UN secretary general #UN peacekeeping operations #World
UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods: UN report

Jun 12, 2015

UN peacekeepers routinely traded sex for money and goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report. #ThatsJustWrong #Sex #United Nations #Libya #UN #Sexual harassment #Sexual abuse #Haiti #UN peacekeepers #UN report
India wins honour for contribution to UN Peacekeeping

May 14, 2015

India wins honour for contribution to UN Peacekeeping

India was honoured for its significant contribution to UN Peacekeeping over the last six decades at an event to celebrate International Day of UN Peacekeepers #NewsTracker #UN peacekeepers #UN Peacekeeping #Arun K Singh #India