UNITED NATIONS – A new U.N. report says 69 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse were reported in 10 peacekeeping missions in 2015 and calls for on-site court-martials of alleged perpetrators and DNA testing to identify them.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's report, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, for the first time provides the names of all countries whose troops are allegedly involved.
Nearly one-third of the allegations — 22 — are from the U.N. mission in the Central African Republic, where peacekeepers sent to protect civilians in conflict reportedly traded sex for money and abused minors. Not far behind was the U.N. mission in Congo, with 16 allegations.
Other peacekeeping missions on the 2015 list were Haiti, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Darfur, Abyei, Cyprus, and the now-closed mission in East Timor.