10.19.2005

Your UN at work

The UN is as apathetic about stopping sex crimes by its employees as it was about enforcing its resolutions in Iraq.

The United Nations has developed procedures to curb sexual abuse by peacekeepers, but the measures are not being put into force because of a deep-seated culture of tolerating sexual exploitation, an independent review reported Tuesday.

"A 'boys will be boys' attitude in peacekeeping missions breeds tolerance for exploiting and abusing local women," said the report, by Refugees International, a Washington-based advocacy group. "This attitude is slowly changing, but the U.N. must go beyond strong rhetoric and ensure that the resources needed to change this culture are available."

The U.N. has to have one of the most attractive employee benefits packages around. You get to take millions in bribes from murderous dictators, and then you get to rape the local women.

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