The UN General Assembly adopted resolution on intolerance to sexual violence by peacekeepers

Генассамблея ООН приняла резолюцию о нетерпимости к сексуальному насилию со стороны миротворцев

The General Assembly (GA) of the UN adopted resolution on intolerance to sexual violence by peacekeepers. The document stresses that “States must promptly and properly to prosecute the perpetrators of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”, and also pointed to the importance of preventive measures.

About it reports a press-service of the UN.

Also, GA resolution expresses support for the efforts of the UN Secretary General, antónio Guterres, who on 9 March presented the strategy for addressing sexual violence and abuse by UN staff. The General Assembly noted that “real accountability can be achieved only with the cooperation of the member States” and noted the need to “deepen international cooperation in this area.”

Ukraine supported a resolution noting its importance and timeliness.

“We recognize the importance of strengthening the fight against sexual exploitation and violence, as well as the need to create a system of accountability for those responsible,” – said the representative of the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko.

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