RG makes a great observation on the Holocaust thread "If the UN person was behind the bombing of NY, THIS should break the deadlock on getting tough guy Bolton in to represent the US..." Hey RG we live in hope and the rest of the world lives in fear that the "UN PEACEKEPPERS" are coming to town. LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS!
Allegations of abuse by UN staff double
UNITED NATIONS, May 5 AP- Allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff more than doubled last year, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said in a report.
There were 121 allegations in 2004 compared to the 53 in 2003, Annan said in a report to the UN general assembly.
"The increase in allegations is deeply troubling," Annan said in the report. He said the rise in allegations could be partly due to new measures put in place by the UN to encourage alleged victims to come forward.
He added that the figures collected for last year may not reflect the extent of the abuse because some victims may still be unwilling to file complaints or because some UN bodies still lack the resources to bolster their efforts to stop the abuse.
Annan said he expected the number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against UN staff to rise as the United Nations stepped up its efforts against sexual misconduct.