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The United Nations has investigated 319 peacekeeping personnel for sexual abuse since 2004 and disciplined 179 soldiers, civilians and police but exploitation of minors and the poor persists, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday,
Sexual abuse charges have surfaced for decades in U.N. peacekeeping missions and among civilian and other humanitarian staff. But the world body has seriously pursued offenders only in the past two years after reports of widespread abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the world body has 17,000 troops.
"It has been clear we have redoubled our efforts in that regard to prevent these acts from happening, to discipline those who are responsible and to try to bring assistance to the victims," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
"We have been making progress on these issues but we obviously have a ways to go," he added.
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