Excerpt: In early 2004, abuses by peacekeepers in the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) made international headlines and were subsequently the subject of UN Security Council meetings and US Congressional hearings. However, sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers is not limited to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Charges of sexual exploitation and abuse have dogged UN peacekeeping missions around the world and Refugees International (RI) has found that the UN peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Haiti are equally vulnerable to such abuse. This report provides a comprehensive look at the causes of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in Liberia and Haiti, the efforts made by the UN to address the problem, and concrete recommendations for further action.
Reports from 2005
Must Boys Be Boys? Ending Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions| Refugees InternationalPublished October 11, 2005
Training Needs Analysis Workshop: (West) African Civilian Professional Staff in PSO| Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training CentrePublished July 26, 2005
A report documenting information shared and consensus reached on issues related to the overarching aims and objectives of the Training Needs Analysis Workshop. The report cocludes with a summary of identified training needs for personnel likely to serve in the core civilian component of future ECOWAS missions.