UN Official in Kosova to Launch Program Against Sex Abuse
Monday, June 6, 2005 9:50 AM

UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette arrived in Kosova on 5 June to launch a UN campaign to halt sex abuse by the organization's staff, dpa reported the same day. Frechette will lay down guidelines and review the UN Mission in Kosova's progress in combating sex abuse by UN personnel. The UN was forced to address the issue after scandals involving the organization's staff in several missions including Kosova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, East Timor, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Kosova, a Pakistani national employed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to stand trial for sexually abusing two teenagers. BW

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Published in: "UN Official in Kosova to Launch Program Against Sex Abuse," RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 9, No. 106, Part II, 6 June 2005, www.rferl.org