Geneva -Mr Hillel Neuer, Executive Director, UN Watch, on Thursday in Geneva called for accountability at UN on child abuses in Central African Republic (CAR).
UN Watch is a Geneva-based human rights organisation founded in 1993 to monitor UN compliance with the principles of its Charter.
A top UN human rights official has resigned he appointment as she admitted she did nothing after receiving child rape report by French soldiers in CAR claiming she was distracted by budget cuts.
Neuer said such an action by Neur said Flavia Pansieri, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, underscored the need for greater accountability at the UN.
He said she was part of a coterie of top UN officials who punished veteran UN staffer, Anders Kompass, by firing him, because he sounded the rape alarm.
“The message heard loud and clear throughout the world body was that speaking out against the banality of bureaucratic complicity with evil will kill one’s career; that it is better to stay silent.
“That Ms Pansieri is in fact resigning over her office’s shameful inaction, indifference and cover-up concerning children’s by peacekeepers, then today marks a small step toward greater accountability for malfeasance by UN officials,” he said.
He said with this episode, as in many others, throughout the UN, minimal levels of scrutiny and acceptance of responsibility was desperately required. (PANA/NAN)