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Friday, December 01, 2006

The UN

I linked to the story a few days ago about the UN's sexual dysfunctions (spelling fixed). Today we have a story from the BBC that was a bit of a snorter.

First the facts:
Children have been subjected to rape and prostitution by United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and Liberia, a BBC investigation has found.
Girls have told of regular encounters with soldiers where sex is demanded in return for food or money.

A senior official with the organisation has accepted the claims are credible.

And from the Assistant Secretary General of Peacekeeping:
"My operating presumption is that this is either a problem or a potential problem in every single one of our missions."
So on December 4th, they're going to hold a conference. Snort one.

And get this, after discovering evidence of abuse in Liberia the UN responded by adding 500 more peacekeepers. Yes, let's add even more abusers to the mix. Snort 2.

But don't worry because despite the fact that this has been going on and known about for years, Kofi Annan has now pledged a policy of "zero tolerance". Snort 3.