UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The resolution was adopted on Friday with 14 votes in support and 1 abstention (Egypt). Egypt's proposed amendment to make repatriation less automatic failed, with five in favor, nine against and one abstention.
The resolution calls for repatriation when "a particular troop-contributing country whose personnel are the subject of an allegation or allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse has not taken appropriate steps to investigate the allegation and/or when the particular troop- or police-contributing country has not held the perpetrators accountable or informed the Secretary General of the progress of its investigations and/or actions taken."
An internal UN report, leaked in the spring of last year, revealed that French troops deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of a 2013 peacekeeping mission had subjected boys to sexual abuse in exchange for food and money.
In January, the United Nations said it had launched an investigation into new sexual abuse claims arising from a series of similar allegations against its peacekeepers deployed in the CAR.