Jane Holl Lute, Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Field Support–which works with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)–says that investigating misconduct allegations against peacekeepers is a high UN priority.

“We are not turning a blind eye to any activity anywhere,” said Lute. “When investigations are conducted and it is demonstrated that the allegations are founded, we will take action.”

The UN has imposed a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse and exploitation in response to numerous allegations of peacekeeping misconduct.

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