November 25, 2017

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The Long, Troubled History of UN Peacekeeping in Africa

On September 18, 2017 UN Secretary General António Guterres said that sexual exploitation and abuse must end. Guterres spoke of the need for the UN to lead the way in eliminating the use of power and authority to engage in sexual exploitation. Speaking specifically of the UN, the secretary general acknowledged that both civilians and uniformed personnel of the UN had perpetrated ... Read More »

Nepal Denies Link to Haiti Cholera

Authorities in Nepal have strongly denied ongoing allegations connecting Nepali UN peacekeeping troops to a 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti.   “It is easy to blame the Nepali soldiers as they contribute a lot to UN peacekeeping missions, and they happened to be in Haiti at the right time when the epidemic occurred, but it is dangerous to pinpoint a ... Read More »