Zero tolerance for sexual abuse, exploitation at the UN

 

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Sexual exploitation will not be tolerated in any form.

The UN Secretary-General, Ban-Ki moon reiterated this message at a discussion on sexual abuse and trafficking in war-torn countries, following the screening of The Whistleblower at the United Nations on Friday.

The Whistleblower is a fictional account of events that are said to have taken place in Bosnia.

The movie follows an American policewoman as she uncovers a sex trafficking scandal involving peacekeepers.

Mr Ban elaborated on some of the measures put in place in peacekeeping operations, including clear codes of conduct, stricter standards for recruiting and training of UN personnel, as well punitive measures enforced when violations occur.

The Secretary-General also emphasized the protection of whistleblowers.

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