n Conflict Trends - From words to deeds : addressing peacekeepers' violations of human rights - : feature

Volume 2006, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


"United Nations peacekeeping is a noble calling and serves as an integral part of the world's efforts to maintain peace and security. Sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping personnel must first be eliminated and then prevented from happening again" (UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan). In 2004 world media exposed cases related to sexual exploitation and other forms of abuses committed by the UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The reports were not new, however.

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