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Diplomacy in Action

Statement on Women, Peace and Security

Susan E. Rice
Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York City
August 7, 2009


"The United Nations needs to lead by example by actively enforcing the zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers. Simply put, abusers cannot be allowed to serve in UN peacekeeping missions, now or in the future. Efforts to combat sexual violence must be placed squarely on the political agenda as well when countries are searching for lasting stability and peace." -Full Text


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