Meeting of Member States on strengthening the conduct of peacekeeping personnel: sharing good practices
Under-Secretaries-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance and for Peace Operations, Catherine Pollard and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, co-chaired a virtual high-level meeting on 'Strengthening the Conduct of Peacekeeping Personnel.' Speaking via a pre-taped video message, the Secretary-General asked the Member States to continue supporting initiatives to improve the UN's ability to prevent misconduct, enforce standards and remedy harm.He also underscored that we need bold action to ensure accountability for UN peacekeeping personnel who are guilty of misconduct. During this event, Member States and the UN shared existing good practices in preventing misconduct, enforcing the UN standards of conduct and ensuring accountability for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse and highlighted the impact of our collaboration in these fields. Some of these examples include India's systematic use of the UN's online training on prevention of misconduct in pre-deployment trainings; Ghana's joint investigations with the Office of Internal Oversight Services; Morocco's After Action Reviews of incidences of misconduct; Rwanda's strict command and control measures; South Africa's military justice, including through courts-martial held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Trust Fund in support of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse towards which 24 Member States have so far contributed.