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Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

Anders Kompass quits after exposing sexual abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

30th November -0001

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure to hold its senior officials to account.

Instead of investigating those allegedly responsible for what proved to be an even wider crime – including the involvement of its peacekeepers – the UN’s Office for Internal Oversight Services launched an internal investigation into Kompass’ conduct. Accusing the former Swedish diplomat of leaking, it condemned his “misconduct”, suspended him from his job, humiliatingly marched him out of his office, and demanded his resignation.

An independent panel later found senior UN managers to have “abused their authority” in the handling of the scandal. MORE>>>>>

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