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PM Imran joins UN body probing sexual abuse in peace operations

PM Imran joins UN body probing sexual abuse in peace operations

Prime Minister Imran Khan joined United Nations Secretary General’s Circle of Leadership – a body formed to probe sexual crimes perpetrated in UN-led peace operations, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday.

PM Imran is the 70th world leader to have joined the circle, others including US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Circle of Leadership embodies the commitment of its member’s to strengthening prevention and response against incidents of sexual violence and abuse.

The committee was established by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a high profile meeting on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse held in September last year.

In February, UN registered 18 alleged cases of sexual abuse and exploitation by its peace keepers and its civilian personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While 138 allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced in a report released in March.

The Express Tribune 

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