UN staff accused of sexual crimes

Victims of sexual abuse by UN staff were at least 24 women and 6 girls.

The United Nations from July to September received 31 complaints in its staff working in different countries of the world, who are accused of sexual assaults during various missions.

Treatment deal with crimes committed in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti. One case has already been confirmed on the 14 complaints investigation is conducted, the rest are in the testing phase.

Victims of sexual abuse by UN staff were at least 24 women and 6 girls.

Most of the requests – 12 – for the military personnel of peacekeeping missions, 5 of the charges brought against the staff of the office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees.

The press service of the UN said that after the introduction in January 2017, a new system of collecting data on allegations of sexual exploitation and violence, the UN began to receive complaints relating to events that occurred a few years ago. Victims lawyers of the United Nations.

Earlier, the UN published a report about sexual violence in the conflict zones of Ukraine.

Source: Russian service of DW

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