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July 27, 2017
Fox News

UN war on sexual abuse in Central African Republic still a shambles, internal study shows
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/27/un-war-on-sexual-abuse-in-central-african-republic-still-shambles-internal-study-shows.html

July 10, 2017
Al Jazeera

UN peacekeepers hit by new allegations of sex abuse
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/peacekeepers-hit-allegations-sex-abuse-170701133655238.html


June 25, 2017
CNN

UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/25/opinions/un-breaks-promise-to-help-cholera-victims-in-haiti-lewis/index.html

June 19, 2017
AFP

Congo to withdraw UN peacekeepers accused of misconduct
https://www.yahoo.com/news/congo-withdraw-un-peacekeepers-accused-misconduct-225639573.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

June 16, 2017
CBC: The National

Commentary: Canada's feminist-focused foreign-aid policy
http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/969654851746

June 9, 2017
Fox News

Peacekeeper battalion in Central African Republic Challenges UN 'war' on sexual abuse
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/09/peacekeeper-battalion-in-central-african-republic-challenges-un-war-on-sexual-abuse.html

June 7, 2017
Reuters
Congo troops may be sent home from Central African Republic: U.N.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-centralafrica-violence-idUSKBN18Y2AJ

June 6, 2017
AFP

UN commander in C. Africa wants Congo peacekeepers to leave
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4578996/UN-commander-C-Africa-wants-Congo-peacekeepers-leave.html

June 2, 2017
Haitian Times (Op-ed): By Paula Donovan

Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud Of Scandal
http://haitiantimes.com/2017/06/01/haiti-un-mission-leaving-under-cloud-of-scandal/

June 1, 2017
Reuters

Haitian women press for recognition from U.N. peacekeeper fathers
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-haiti-un-feature-idUSKBN18S4LO

April 20, 2017
Fox News (Op-ed): By Paula Donovan

UN sexual abuse must stop. We need need a new and independent court to make that happen
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/04/20/un-sexual-abuse-must-stop-need-new-and-independent-court-to-make-that-happen.html

April 18, 2017
One World (Netherlands)

VN laten misbruikslachtoffers aan hun lot over (Dutch)

April 18, 2017
Fox News

Is UNICEF helping all the child victims of peacekeeper sex abuse?
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/18/is-unicef-helping-all-child-victims-peacekeeper-sex-abuse.html

April 16, 2017
RTÉ Radio
(Irish public radio)
CAR abuse allegations (Interview with Paula Donovan)
http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F21160054%5F72%5F%5F

April 14, 2017
Inter Press Service

Survivors of Sex Abuse Say UN Neglected Them
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/04/survivors-of-sex-abuse-say-un-neglected-them/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=survivors-of-sex-abuse-say-un-neglected-them

April 13, 2017
CBC Radio ‘As It Happens’

UN Haiti Abuse (Interview with Paula Donovan)
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.4069634/april-13-2017-episode-transcript-1.4071350#segment3

April 13, 2017
Agence Afrique 

L’ONU critiquée dans le dossier d’abus sexuels commis par des casques bleus
http://www.agenceafrique.com/10232-lonu-critiquee-dossier-dabus-sexuels-commis-casques-bleus.html

April 12, 2017
AFP (Agence-France Presse) 

Maintien de la paix: l'ONU taxée d'immobilisme face aux abus sexuels
https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_maintien-de-la-paix-l-onu-taxee-d-immobilisme-face-aux-abus-sexuels?id=9579634

April 12, 2017
La Vanguardia (Spain) 

ONG acusa a la ONU de olvidar a niños víctimas de abusos de "cascos azules"
http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20170412/421657703138/ong-acusa-a-la-onu-de-olvidar-a-ninos-victimas-de-abusos-de-cascos-azules.html

April 2, 2017
SverigesRadio 

Nya sexanklagelser mot FN-soldater
https://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=3304&grupp=6341&artikel=6402485

March 29, 2017
Al Jazeera: The Stream

Sexually abused by aid workers: Part II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJhp_2cyYKE

March 22, 2017
International Business Times 
Prosecutor to ‘drop’ the case against case of French soldiers accused of child sexual abuse in CAR

March 21, 2017
SVT (Swedish Public Television): Uppdrag Granskning
UN and Abuse: Part 2  (Swedish and English)
https://www.svtplay.se/video/12950456/uppdrag-granskning/uppdrag-granskning-sasong-16-affaren-som-sparade-ur-fn-och-overgreppen-del-2?start=auto&tab=senaste

March 15, 2017
Dagens Nyheter 

More children may have been sexually abused by UN soldiers (Fler barn kan ha utnyttjats sexuellt av FN-soldater)  (Swedish)
http://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/fler-barn-kan-ha-utnyttjats-sexuellt-av-fn-soldater/

March 14, 2017
SVT (Swedish Public Television): Uppdrag Granskning

UN and Abuse: Part 1 (Swedish and English)
https://www.svtplay.se/video/12844384/uppdrag-granskning/uppdrag-granskning-sasong-16-avsnitt-10-2?start=auto&tab=senaste

March 10, 2017
Fox News

UN declares renewed war on peacekeeping sex abuse as the number of victims rises
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/10/un-declares-renewed-war-on-peacekeeping-sex-abuse-as-number-victims-rises.html

January 6, 2016
New York Times

No Charges in Sexual Abuse Case Involving French Peacekeepers
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/world/africa/french-peacekeepers-un-sexual-abuse-case-central-african-republic.html

January 4, 2017
BBC: Focus on Africa

No Charges Against French Peacekeepers in CAR
http://www.codebluecampaign.com/latest-news/2017/1/4

December 6, 2016
International Business Times
UN probe identifies 41 peacekeeping troops suspected of sexual abuse in CAR
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/un-probe-identifies-41-peacekeeping-troops-suspected-sexual-abuse-car-1595110

December 5, 2016
The Guardian

UN inquiry into CAR abuse claims identifies 41 troops as suspects
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/05/un-inquiry-into-car-abuse-claims-identifies-41-troops-as-suspects

September 26, 2016
The Nation

Ban Ki-moon reflects on the successes and frustrations of his ten years as UN Secretary-General
https://www.thenation.com/article/ban-ki-moon-reflects-on-the-successes-and-frustrations-of-his-ten-years-as-un-secretary-general/

September 8, 2016
The Guardian

Angelina Jolie says UN undermined by sexual abuse by peacekeepers
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/08/angelina-jolie-un-peacekeepers-special-envoy

August 28, 2016
Al Jazeera

New UN secretary-general must commit to accountability
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/08/secretary-general-commit-accountability-160827151419570.html

July 30, 2016
CBC.ca

Canada urged to help strengthen UN's 'zero-tolerance' for abuse by peacekeepers
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/canada-united-nations-haiti-peacekeeping-1.3700010

July 28, 2016
National Post (Canada)

Quebec police officers retire to escape hearings into alleged sexual misconduct in Haiti
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/quebec-police-officers-retire-to-escape-hearings-into-alleged-sexual-misconduct-in-haiti

June 16, 2016
Bloomberg

The UN Peacekeepers Rape Scandal Gets Worse
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-16/rape-scandal-of-un-peacekeepers-festers-as-reports-of-abuse-grow

June 6, 2016
IRIN

Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability
http://www.irinnews.org/news/2016/06/07/exclusive-top-un-whistleblower-resigns-citing-impunity-and-lack-accountability

April 14, 2016
Women's E-News

As 41 More Allegations Surface, A Way for U.N. to Stop Peacekeeper Rape
http://womensenews.org/2016/04/as-41-more-allegations-surface-a-way-for-u-n-to-stop-peacekeeper-rape/

April 14, 2016
Fox News

UN sex-abuse scandal: rising congressional outrage, and more revelations
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/14/un-sex-abuse-scandal-rising-congressional-outrage-and-more-revelations.html

April 12, 2016
Al Jazeera

UN urged to step away from peacekeeping rape probe
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/urged-step-peacekeeping-rape-probe-160411150636032.html

April 11, 2016
CNN
Is U.N. fit to investigate sex crime allegations against peacekeepers?
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/11/world/united-nations-sex-crimes-investigations/

April 8, 2016
Foreign Policy

U.N. Sex Abuse Scandal in Central African Republic Hits Rock Bottom
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/08/u-n-sex-abuse-scandal-in-central-african-republic-hits-rock-bottom/

April 5, 2016
RFI

New sex abuse probe into French troops in CAR
http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160405-new-sex-abuse-probe-french-troops-car

April 1, 2016
Deutsche Welle 
'Culture of impunity' at UN over CAR abuse cases: rights organization
http://www.dw.com/en/culture-of-impunity-at-un-over-car-abuse-cases-rights-organization/a-19158079

March 31, 2016
Fox News

UN sex-abuse scandal: officials scramble amid claims of many more sordid incidents
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/31/un-sex-abuse-scandal-officials-scramble-amid-claims-many-more-sordid-incidents.html

March 31, 2016
New York Times

U.N. Peacekeeping Hit by New Allegations of ‘Sickening’ Sex Abuse
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/world/africa/un-peacekeeping-hit-by-new-allegations-of-sickening-sex-abuse.html

March 7, 2016
International Business Times
UN Peacekeeping: Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse – a 20 year history of shame
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/un-peacekeeping-allegations-sexual-exploitation-abuse-20-year-history-shame-1547581

March 4, 2016
Fox News
UN sexual abuse: more allegations, more bureaucratic process in Ban's latest report
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/04/un-sexual-abuse-more-allegations-more-bureaucratic-process-in-bans-latest-report.html

March 4, 2016 
Deutsche Welle
UN on spot over sexual assaults in CAR
http://www.dw.com/en/un-on-spot-over-sexual-assaults-in-car/a-19095276

March 4, 2016
Radio Sputnik

UN 'Turned Blind Eye' to Horrible Sexual Assaults by its Peacekeepers
https://sputniknews.com/world/201604031037395737-un-sex-assaults-peacekeepers/

January 29, 2016
Fox News

UN sex abuse scandal: new allegations and more to come
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/29/6-reports-sexual-misconduct-in-peacekeeping-in-2015.html

January 27, 2016
Fox News

Radical solution proposed for UN sex abuse crisis
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/27/radical-solution-proposed-for-un-sex-abuse-crisis.html

January 11, 2016
Washington Post

U.N. says some of its peacekeepers were paying 13-year-olds for sex
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/un-says-some-of-its-peacekeepers-were-paying-13-year-olds-for-sex/2016/01/11/504e48a8-b493-11e5-8abc-d09392edc612_story.html?utm_term=.e6c13811e293

December 18, 2015
Buzzfeed

Scathing Report Finds “Gross Failure” At United Nations On Sex Abuse
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/report-finds-united-nations-gross-failure-on-sex-abuse?utm_term=.pkXm0G5Yr#.eseYGpxvD

December 17, 2015
Fox News

Independent panel blasts U.N. for inaction and cover-up in sex abuse cases
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/12/18/independent-panel-blasts-u-n-for-inaction-and-cover-up-in-sex-abuse-cases.html

September 18, 2015
The Guardian
UN criticised for failure to pursue allegations against staff
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/18/un-criticised-for-failure-to-pursue-allegations-against-staff

August 13, 2015
Foreign Policy

The U.N. Is Not Serious About Its Peacekeeper Rape Problem
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/13/bangui-un-car-minusca-sexual-violence-rape/

August 13, 2015
NPR: All Things Considered
UN Secretary-General 'anguished' by peacekeeper sex abuse violations
http://www.npr.org/2015/08/13/432122644/un-secretary-general-anguished-by-peacekeeper-sex-abuse-allegations

August 13, 2015
Radio Canada International

A firing over UN sex abuse not enough, says group
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2015/08/13/a-firing-over-un-sex-abuse-not-enough-says-group/

August 13, 2015
Think Progress

The United Nations Has A Rape Problem
https://thinkprogress.org/the-united-nations-has-a-rape-problem-7751a2bf25ac#.rrkh2nmv6

July 2, 2015
Democracy Now!

As France Suspends Soldiers for Child Sexual Abuse, Will UN Tackle Impunity for Western Peacekeepers?
https://www.democracynow.org/2015/7/2/as_france_suspends_soldiers_for_child

June 23, 2015
Toronto Star

Marie Deschamps to lead UN probe after child sex abuse allegations
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/06/23/marie-deschamps-to-lead-child-sex-abuse-probe-of-un-peacekeepers.html

June 12, 2015
Foreign Policy

U.N. Tightens Noose on U.N. Rights Official Who Exposed Abuses
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/12/prince-zeid-u-n-high-commissioner-human-rights-africa-sexual-misconduct-france-u-n-whistle-blower/

June 3, 2015
New York Times

U.N. Creating Panel to Review Handling of African Children Sex Abuse Inquiry
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/world/africa/un-france-peacekeepers-sexual-abuse-central-african-republic.html

May 29, 2015
Democracy Now!

Code Blue: U.N. Accused of Giving Immunity to Peacekeepers Who Commit Sexual Abuse
https://www.democracynow.org/2015/5/29/code_blue_un_accused_of_giving

May 29, 2015
Mashable

Activists condemn U.N. inaction after peacekeepers accused of sexual assaults
http://mashable.com/2015/05/29/sexual-assault-un-central-african-republic/#shM_ZtHJZgqO

May 29, 2015
New York Times

U.N. Role Is Questioned in Sexual Abuse Inquiry
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/world/africa/un-role-is-questioned-in-sexual-abuse-inquiry.html

May 25, 2015
The Globe and Mail (Canada)

The disheartening truth of a UN whistleblower
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/the-disheartening-truth-of-a-un-whistleblower/article24603022/

May 18, 2015
Fox News

UN's anti-sex abuse policy for peacekeepers is in go-slow mode
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/18/uns-anti-sex-abuse-policy-for-peacekeepers-is-in-go-slow-mode.html

May 13, 2015
100Reporters (USA)

Activists Call for Lifting of Immunity for UN Sex Crimes
https://100r.org/2015/05/activists-call-for-lifting-immunity-for-sex-crimes/

May 13, 2015
Agence France-Presse (English)

Calls grow for inquiry on sexual abuse by UN personnel
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3080419/Calls-grow-inquiry-sexual-abuse-UN-personnel.html

May 13, 2015
 *Agence France-Presse (French) 
Soupçons de viols en RCA: des militants demandent une enquête
http://reliefweb.int/report/central-african-republic/soup-ons-de-viols-en-rca-des-militants-demandent-une-enqu-te

May 13, 2015
Agence France-Presse (Portuguese) 

Ativistas pressionam ONU a investigar abuso sexual de menores

May 13, 2015
Agencia EFE (Spain) 

Campaña denuncia inmunidad de personal de paz de la ONU ante abusos sexuales

May 13, 2015
Associated Press (USA)

New campaign to end immunity for sex abuse in UN missions

May 13, 2015
BBC Mundo (UK)

Por qué le quieren quitar la inmunidad al personal de la ONU

May 13, 2015
BuzzFeed

Advocates Call On United Nations To Waive Immunity For Sex Crimes

May 13, 2015
CBC Radio’s “As It Happens” (Canada) 

Graça Machel demands the UN stop protecting sexual abusers in peacekeeping missions

May 13, 2015
Canadian Press—English: 

Canadians join campaigners calling for end to UN peacekeeper sex abuse

May 13, 2015
Canadian Press—French

Un groupe dénonce les agressions sexuelles commises par des Casques bleus

May 13, 2015
*CTV Canada AM

VIDEO: New group challenging UN peacekeeper immunity

May 13, 2015
*Devex (USA)

New campaign launches to tackle peacekeeper sexual assault

May 13, 2015
Globe and Mail (Canada)—Print: 

Sexual-abuse scandals eroding UN’s credibility in peacekeeping, Dallaire says

May 13, 2015
Inner City Press (USA)

On CAR Rapes, ICP Asks Dallaire & Aids-Free World of Ladsous, FDLR

May 13, 2015
Inter Press Service (Italy) 

Campaign to End Sexual Violence Targets Civilian Peacekeepers First

May 13, 2015
Inter Press Service (Italy)—English

NGOs Urge Commission of Inquiry to Probe Sexual Abuse in U.N. Peacekeeping

May 13, 2015
Inter Press Service (Italy)—Dutch

Roep om verdrag na nieuwe misbruikaffaire bij vredesmissie

May 13, 2015
Inter Press Service (Italy)—Spanish

Reclaman investigación de abusos de fuerzas de paz de la ONU

May 13, 2015
Mashable (USA) 

Activists call for inquiry on United Nations' handling of rapes and sexual offenses

May 13, 2015
*Newsweek (USA)—English

Former Diplomats, U.N. Staff Demand Prosecution of Peacekeepers Accused of Abuse

May 13, 2015
*Newsweek (USA)—Russian

Миротворцев ООН хотят лишить неприкосновенности

May 13, 2015
Notimex (Mexico)

Expertos acusan a cascos azules civiles de ONU de inmunidad criminal

May 13, 2015
Radio Canada International

Campaign seeks to end sexual abuse by peacekeepers

May 13, 2015
Reuters (UK) 

Experts demand end to immunity for UN peacekeepers over sex abuse

May 13, 2015
Social Good Moms (blog) 

Expert panel draws up international code in response to reported peacekeeper sexual abuse

May 13, 2015
South African Broadcasting Corporation

Machel adds voice to Code Blue campaign

May 13, 2015
Toronto Star (Canada) 

Campaign seeks to end UN peacekeepers’ immunity over sex abuse

May 13, 2015
TeleSUR (Venezuela)

Campaign Launched to End UN Immunity for Sexual Abuse

May 13, 2015
Voice of America

Activists Challenge UN Personnel Immunity

May 13, 2015
Voice of America

UN Peacekeeper Immunity Challenged

May 13, 2015
Voice of America’s Special English: Learn-abc.com

UN Peacekeeper Immunity Challenged

April 29, 2015
The Guardian
UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/29/un-aid-worker-suspended-leaking-report-child-abuse-french-troops-car

March 24, 2015
The Guardian

Sex abuse poses 'significant risk' to UN peacekeeping, says leaked report
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/24/sex-abuse-un-peacekeeping-leaked-report