Follow the day’s political developments as they happen, including the foreign secretary’s ‘road to Brexit’ speech at 11am
Mordaunt refers to the UN’s recent admission that “there were 300 incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse, including child rape, carried out by UN peacekeepers and civilian staff in 2016”.
We will step up our existing work with the UN secretary general to stop abuses under the UN flag. There will be no immunity for rape and sexual abuse and I welcome the recent statement from the UN to that effect and note the work that Unicef has done.
We cannot let the UN flag provide cover for despiable acts.
Mordaunt confirms she will meet with police to discuss the Oxfam scandal.
I’ve held meetings with charity bosses, regulators and experts over the last few days and, tomorrow, I will be meeting with the National Crime Agency.
While investigations have to be completed and any potential criminals prosecuted accordingly, what is clear is that the culture that allowed this to happen needs to change and it needs to change now.