Op-Ed by Catherine Pollard, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, U.N.
Serving with pride
The United Nations Charter requires that all UN personnel must maintain the highest standards of integrity and conduct. The UN is committed to ensuring that all its personnel deployed globally serve with professionalism, courtesy and dignity. Over 100,000 civilian, military and police personnel are currently deployed in the various UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions around the world.
The UN Standards of Conduct apply to all categories of personnel deployed in UN missions. There is a three-pronged strategy to address misconduct: prevention, enforcement of the UN Standards of Conduct, and remedial action. UN personnel in the field are the face of the Organization to the people we are sent to protect and support, and the Organization is fully committed to working together with Member States to ensure that all United Nations personnel, whether civilian, police, or military are accountable for their conduct while in the service of a UN field mission.
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) organized an awareness-raising session on March 12 to combat sexual exploitation and abuse perpetrated by United Nations personnel.
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) inaugurated in May in Sake, 27 km west of Goma (North Kivu), several projects in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN and related