The UN is currently carrying out 18
peacekeeping operations worldwide.
The United Nations faces a spate of allegations against its peacekeepers in several of its missions around the world.

The crimes range from paedophile sexual abuse to trafficking gold.

Is there a link between the nationalities of the soldiers involved and the crimes they commit?

Can these crimes be justified under any circumstances?

Some say the United Nations needs to look at how it deploys its peacekeepers but can the world body remove the problem by a zero tolerance policy?

Inside Story investigates.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on 26th July 2007

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