UN peacekeepers accused of sexual offences

The UN mission in the Central African Republic is conducting an internal investigation regarding allegations of sexual crimes protiv minors. About this UKRINFORM reports with reference to Reuters.

«We’re investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation, violence and other crimes by UN peacekeepers and representatives of the international forces in Bangui», reads the statement of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, which is called MINUSCA.

Reuters reminds that last month was published an independent report in which the UN and its agencies have been accused of improper investigation of sexual abuse by international peacekeepers in the Central African Republic in 2013 and 2014.

However, in the UN mission in the Central African Republic announced that the office of UNICEF in Bangui has held four meetings with four children who were likely victims of sexual violence. However, how many peacekeepers have committed crimes and the countries that they represent is still unknown.

«The mission continues to investigate every suspicion of a crime. We are now looking for facts and evidence», — stated in the message MINUSCA.

Reuters adds that in an independent report last month was panned approach the UN to investigate possible abuses of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. The report noted that the three senior UN official abused power, not applying sanctions against members of international forces from Equatorial Guinea, Chad and France.

We will remind, France invaded its former colony, the Central African Republic, more than two years ago with the aim of ending bloodshed between militants-Christians and Muslim rebels, seized power. Last year Paris began the withdrawal of its troops, which the entire country is 2 thousand, passing the tasks to ensure peace.

Earlier, UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon has proposed to reform UN peacekeeping.

UN peacekeepers accused of sexual offences 06.01.2016

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