UN opens probe into alleged child sexual exploitation in Haiti

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional UN opens probe into alleged child sexual exploitation in Haiti by: – January 24, 2012 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Map of Haiti. Photo credit: merriam-webster.comNEW YORK, USA — The United Nations announced on Monday that it is investigating two cases of sexual exploitation of children allegedly committed by its police personnel in Haiti.The first case involves UN Police (UNPOL) officers based in the capital, Port-au-Prince, while the second case involves one or more members of the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Gonaives, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York. “The United Nations is outraged by these allegations and takes its responsibility to deal with them extremely seriously,” stated Nesirky. He added that the police contributing countries concerned have been informed. However, unlike cases involving UN military personnel, investigations into allegations involving UN police personnel fall under the responsibility of the UN. For this reason, a UN team was dispatched to Haiti on Saturday to investigate the allegations. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) stated in a news release that an investigation was immediately opened after the allegations were made. In addition, the UN Police Commissioner relieved the two suspects of their duties as a precaution to prevent them from having any contact with the population and to prevent any attempts to interfere with the investigation.“I want to reiterate my commitment to uphold the policy of zero tolerance of abuse by the staff of the Mission” said Mariano Fernández, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINUSTAH. “Each member of the UN personnel, whether he or she is a civilian, member of the military or police, must observe a standard of exemplary conduct. This is a commitment that is required when joining the United Nations, anywhere in the world. We will continue to take the strictest measures to ensure, where appropriate, that the perpetrators of such acts are punished with the utmost severity,” he added.The UN has a strategy in place to assist victims of exploitation and sexual abuse. In Haiti, MINUSTAH implements it in coordination with other UN agencies and national stakeholders. This mechanism is meant to guarantee that the victims receive medical and psychological support as fast as possible.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Travel alert: Road re-opens following accident in Donegal Town

first_imgA road has re-opened in Donegal Town following a two-car road traffic collision on Tirchonaill Street. Emergency services attended the scene – clearing one of the cars that ended up on its roof.No serious injuries have been reported. Travel alert: Road re-opens following accident in Donegal Town was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Latest: Chelsea 3 Man City 1 – Blues on course for the quarter-finals

first_imgWillian and Gary Cahill scored early in the second half to put Chelsea firmly in control of the FA Cup fifth round tie at Stamford Bridge.A much-changed Manchester City side had equalised two minutes after Diego Costa had put the Blues ahead.Costa scored with a diving header 10 minutes before half-time and teenager David Faupala – one of five City players making their full debut – hauled the visitors level.But the irrepressible Willian restored Chelsea’s lead a couple of minutes after the interval.He rampaged forward, found Eden Hazard and collected the Belgian’s return pass before firing into the far corner.And when Fernando failed to properly clear Hazard’s ball into the box four minutes later, Cahill was on hand to volley home.Chelsea have dominated most of the game and Pedro almost gave them an early lead when he exchanged passes with fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas before nudging the ball beyond keeper Willy Caballero and against the far post.Fabregas then set up Costa, who was crowded out by the City defence, and the midfielder also had a left-footed shot from near the edge of the penalty area saved by Caballero.Fabregas was involved in the opening goal too, lifting the ball towards Hazard, whose left-wing cross enabled Costa to score from five yards out – the striker’s 13th goal of the season.However, although Chelsea were on top, forwards Faupala and Kelechi Iheanacho, both 19, have looked a threat on the counter-attack.Faupala had an effort saved by Thibaut Courtois and Iheanacho fired over before a slick City move culminated in Iheanacho teeing his strike partner up to score from close range.Chelsea were somewhat unlucky as Cesar Azpilcueta’s attempted clearance struck Faupala and rebounded into the net.And they would have quickly regained the lead had Caballero not made a stunning save to deny Pedro at point-blank range following Fabregas’ cross.Within six minutes of the start of the second half, though, Chelsea were two goals to the good and on course for the quarter-finals.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

3 Case Studies: Solving Server Sprawl with Virtualization

first_imgalex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Frederick Memorial HealthcareDownload case studyQuebecor WorldDownload White Paper PDFQuebecor World Goes Virtual Organizations that consider virtualization often face issues that keep the operation from running at top performance. Server sprawl is a big problem that when addressed often allows companies to dramatically reduce the number of servers it maintains.The following case studies all demonstrate the opportunities that come when the decision is made to consolidate servers by implementing modern virtualization technology.American Institute of Certified Public Accountantslast_img read more

Laxman returns to top 10 in ICC rankings

first_imgVeteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman on Sunday rose seven places to a career-best sixth in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen after playing two crucial half centuries in the drawn match against the West Indies in Bridgetown.The 36-year-old from Hyderabad, who hit 85 and 87 in a low-scoring match, has moved above compatriot Virender Sehwag and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who both lose ground in the latest rankings.The top five remain unchanged with Jacques Kallis of South Africa still leading the way ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in second postion.Sehwag and Tendulkar, who are not playing in the West Indies, have fallen back because a player loses one per cent of his ratings points for every Test he misses.The news is also good for 10-wicket hero Ishant Sharma who has broken into the top-10 of the Rankings for Test bowlers following his stellar performance here.With match figures of 41.2-11-108-10, Ishant gained four places to seventh, overtaking team-mate Harbhajan Singh in the process and making him the second highest-ranked India bowler at the moment.It was a productive match for West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards as he returned to the top-20 following an eight-wicket haul in the Test, the ICC said in a statement.South Africa leads the way in the bowling chart, too, with speedster Dale Steyn top of the list, followed by England off-spinner Graeme Swann.There was no change in the top five of the Rankings for Test all-rounders with Kallis leading the way, followed by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more