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Cablegate: The Effectiveness of Monuc Efforts to Combat

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061009Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY KINSHASA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6456
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0516

UNCLAS KINSHASA 000763

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPKO PHUM CG
SUBJECT: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MONUC EFFORTS TO COMBAT
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

REF: A. STATE 89356
B. KINSHASA 36

1. (U) There have been no reported incidents of sexual
exploitation or abuse by MONUC peacekeepers in the DRC within
the last six months. MONUC has provided extensive training
on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Sexual Exploitation and
Abuse (SEA) issues to its civilian and military staff and has
implemented a zero tolerance policy against the use of
prostitutes and any other sexually exploitative or abusive
behavior (ref B). According to a Conduct and Discipline
Team officer, MONUC's training and welfare activities
continue to address the issues of TIP and SEA.

2. (U) During the past six months, there have be no press
reports of incidents of TIP or SEA by MONUC peacekeepers and
no complaints registered with any of the more than one dozen
NGOs which follow the issue.
MEECE

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