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United Nations Secretary-General Addresses Child Sex Abuse Allegations: 'We Are Deeply Ashamed and Horrified...


At a news conference in New York on Friday, the U.N. announced new allegations against U.N. peacekeepers.

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon speaks at the 26th presidential summit of the African Union on January 30, 2016 at the organisation's headquarters in Addis Ababa.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general expressed shame Saturday over allegations that U.N. peacekeepers and foreign troops sexually abused children in Central African Republic.

"We are all deeply ashamed and horrified over the damage that has been done when peacekeepers exploit and abuse vulnerable people," Ban Ki-moon said at a summit for African leaders in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. "The appalling acts of a few undermine the dedicated work of many. The U.N. has a zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse and exploitation. We must all work together to ensure accountability and transparency."

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