Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Accountability Gap Threatens Its Work Worldwide

In missions all over the world, the UN has been seen as more willing to save face with member states than to be accountable to victims of sexual abuse, cholera and other wrongdoing. Not only does this deny justice to victims but it also puts peacekeepers in war zones at risk of retaliation, and it damages the UN’s reputation as a promoter of human rights. This article gives concrete examples of lack of UN accountability (as in Haiti’s cholera epidemic) and explains the importance of closing the “accountability gap.” Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. UN peacekeepers in Africa: Culpable and accountable Nanjala Nyabola, The Herald October 20, 2015 AFTER several months of intrigue and seeming inaction, the UN spokesperson finally announced on August 13, that the head of MINUSCA, the UN mission in the […]

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