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UN Chief Pushes to Curb Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that “decisive and bold action” is required to end sexual abuse and exploitation by U.N. peacekeepers. Speaking to the 15-nation U.N. Security Council, Ban said such abuse – 69 allegations last year alone – undermines the trust between the U.N. and the people it is sent to protect. "It...betrays the values and principles that the U.N. purports to advance, and tarnishes the credibility of United Nations peacekeeping...

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