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Washington proposes tough sanctions for UN sexual abuse perpetrators

Washington proposes tough sanctions for UN sexual abuse perpetrators

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<p>The UN security council will next week meet on imposing sanctions against UN peacekeepers involved in cases of sexual abuse.</p> <p>If the resolutions are adopted, all soldiers involved in sexual abuse cases without the willingness to be punished by their respective countries will be expelled.</p> <p>An American official proposed that brandishing the threat of repatriation could put pressure on countries where the troops originate.</p> <p>The U.S. has called for a swift implementation of the resolution because “all the member countries now recognise that it is a problem which must be addressed.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">US presses UN council to confront sex abuse by peacekeepers: The U.S. is pressing the U.N. Security Council for the… <a href="https://t.co/VSkpXXisD5">https://t.co/VSkpXXisD5</a></p>— Topeka Journal (@topekajournal) <a href="https://twitter.com/topekajournal/status/705963065490026496">March 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Washington contributes much in funding the peacekeeping mission and is interested in restoring the integrity of the U.N stained by frequent cases of sexual abuse.</p> <p>They has also proposed the creation of a military court to try perpetrators and facilitate the recovery of fingerprints.</p> <p>About 99 cases of sexual abuse allegations were identified in 2015 and new cases continue to emerge in 2016.</p> <p>The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon has promised to urgently review recommendations made by a panel which claim that the body did not act with “speed, care or sensitivity required” after receiving information about sexual abuse on children in the Central African Republic.</p> <p>“It is greatly distressing when protectors, in rare instances, turn predators,” Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary-General for Filed Support said in an interview.</p>

It is greatly distressing when protectors, in rare instances, turn predators

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