Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach - Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/818) [EN/AR]

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Summary

The present report presents the Secretary-General’s strategy to improve the Organization’s system-wide approach to preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse. The strategy focuses on four main areas of action: putting victims first; ending impunity; engaging civil society and external partners; and improving strategic communications for education and transparency. Pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 57/306 and 70/286, the report also provides data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across the United Nations system and by non-United Nations international forces authorized by a Security Council mandate. The data cover the period from 1 January to 31 December 2016. The proposed actions by the General Assembly are set out in section VIII of the present report. Information on the related estimated resource requirements and the funding arrangements thereof is set out in the addendum to the present report (A/71/818/Add.1). The estimated resource requirements within the current budget periods will be absorbed within existing approved resources and consequently will not give rise to additional resource requirements under the approved programme budget for the biennium 2016-2017 or the budgets for peacekeeping operations for the financial period 2017/18.