UN Global Perspective: focus on peacekeepers, Humanitarian Summit and human rights for LGBTI people

USG Ladsous in his visit to Boeing, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis

Court-martial "where the acts have occurred" urges peacekeeping chief

Countries whose peacekeepers have sexually abused people under their protection, should allow their troops to be court-martialled where the crimes took place. That's the view of Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. He said there should not only be "zero tolerance" towards sexual abuse, but a firm objective of "zero occurrence" among peacekeepers. He spoke to Isabelle Dupuis in an interview to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, which takes place on Sunday, 29 May.

"Not and end point, but a turning point" for the international aid system

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrives at the World Humanitarian Summit. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit came to a close in Turkey with the UN Secretary General, describing it as "not an end point, but a turning point." Ban Ki-moon said that governments, humanitarian and development partners had "agreed on a new way of working" by investing in "resilient communities" and "stable societies". The UN estimates that 130 million people around the world, currently need aid to survive, and more people have been forced from their homes than at any time since the Second World War. So given the scale of the task, what do some of the main players who came to Istanbul think has been achieved? Elena Vapnitchnaia reports.

Indonesian LGBTI people face discrimination from all sides

Yuli Rustinawati. Photo: LolitaLens.com

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in Indonesia face discrimination by the government, the religious majority and the media. That’s according to Yuli Rustinawati, leader of Arus Pelangi or Rainbow Stream in English, a human rights group that fights for LGBTI people in the South-East Asian country. Ms Rustinawati recently attended what’s been described as one of the largest gatherings of LGBTI people at the United Nations. She’s been speaking to Janie Cangelosi.

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