Evaluation of the Enforcement and Remedial Assistance Efforts for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by the United Nations and Related Personnel in Peacekeeping Operations

TitleEvaluation of the Enforcement and Remedial Assistance Efforts for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by the United Nations and Related Personnel in Peacekeeping Operations
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2015
Corporate AuthorsUnited Nations. Office of Internal Oversight Services
Place PublishedNew York
Abstract

Since 2003, the United Nations has developed and implemented a three-pronged strategy of prevention, enforcement and remedial action to address sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by military, police and civilian personnel of peacekeeping missions. This evaluation assessed the results achieved in the enforcement and remedial assistance prongs of the above-mentioned strategy. Despite an overall downward trend since 2009, SEA allegations persist. SEA allegations involving minors accounted for over one third (36 per cent) of all allegations from 2008-2013. Four missions have accounted for the highest number of allegations: the United Nations Missions in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Liberia (UNMIL) and in Sudan and South Sudan (UNMIS and UNMISS). The largest number of allegations involved military personnel, followed by civilians and then the police. While civilians constituted 18 per cent of mission personnel, they accounted for 33 per cent of allegations. 

URLhttps://oios.un.org/file/7601/download?token=381aXDyU
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