FINE LINE REPEATEDLY CROSSED

Since a new reporting system was introduced last year, the UN has investigated—wait for it—295 complaints of sexual abuse against its amusingly-named peacekeeping forces. Further cases are expected:

It could take several more years to reform the system fully, says Jordan’s UN envoy who last year urged changes.

In 2005 the UN admitted that allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN staff had more than doubled—but, as enlightened and sensitive UN officials pointed out, there is often a fine line between forced and willing sex.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2006 at 10:14 AM
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