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Joint U.S.-U.N. Training Course Aims To Improve Accountability Related To Sexual Exploitation, Abuse

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Global Peace Operations Initiative Combats Sexual Violence and Abuse with Training Nepal
Andrew Strike, public affairs specialist in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, discusses the U.S. commitment to supporting the U.N.’s zero tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), highlighting a joint U.N.-U.S. National Investigation Officer (NIO) training course focused on improving accountability for conduct and discipline issues. Strike writes, “Through training activities like the NIO course, [the State Department’s Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI)] is helping build a cadre of trained officers who can more effectively uphold the U.N.’s standards of conduct and improve accountability in the missions” (12/17).