Safeguarding Children From Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Context of UN Peacekeeping Operations

The Keeping Children Safe (KCS) coalition is a membership network or organisations working together to increase safeguards offered to children, of which Save the Children is a member..

Although the number of registered complaints of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of children has declined in the past decade according to UN statistics, but there is concern about reporting and tracking mechanisms.

This report provides an overview of the nature and scale of the problem and the UN's response. It also indicates how KCS could support those who work with the UN and Troop Contributing Countries to implement measures to prevent abuse and ensure that organisations respond appropriately to complaints, victims and witnesses have access to justice mechanisms, and provide support and redress to individual victims.

Published 2016-12-07

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