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The United States Must Demand Accountability from U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

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Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Steven Groves

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: International relations (International and regional organizations)

Keywords: International organizations; u.n. reform; United Nations peacekeeping; Status of Forces Agreements

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Although U.N. peacekeeping missions may, in certain limited circumstances, align with the national interests of the United States, it is premature to discuss whether U.S. taxpayer dollars should be used to pay "arrearages" allegedly owed to the U.N. The United States cannot be seen as the underwriters of sexual abuse in the world's most desperate, war-torn nations.