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Taxpayers forced to foot the bill for UN sex crimes

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Regardless of where it’s done and who does it, there is simply no excuse for sexual harassment.

But allegations in the public sector, where credible and substantiated, ought to be particularly damning, because taxpayers are made to foot the bill for the lavish salaries of predatory officials.

Nowhere is this problem worse than at the United Nations, which receives more than $10 billion per year from American taxpayers alone. A recent survey suggesting rampant sexual misconduct at the global bureaucracy underscores the need for the hundreds of nations bankrolling the U.N. to demand accountability.

Governments around the world need to put a halt to the U.N.’s mission creep — and all of its other creeps.

An online survey conducted by Deloitte in November asked tens of thousands of U.N. employees and contractors a straightforward question: Have you experienced sexual harassment on the job? More than 30,000 workers responded (roughly a fifth of the total asked), and the answers did not reflect well on the world’s largest global bureaucracy. Deloitte’s data suggests that one-third of workers have experienced inappropriate........

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