A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said yesterday, following a trial underscoring the country’s growing appeal for foreign paedophiles. Thakur Trital, a district court official, told AFP that Peter John Dalglish, 62, from Canada, had been sentenced for nine years for abusing a 12-year-old boy and seven years jail for molesting another 14-year-old. Dalglish has also been told to pay compensation of 500,000 Nepali rupees ($4,550) to each of the victims. Dalglish was arrested in April last year near Kathmandu. Dalglish, who in 2016 was awarded the Order of Canada -- the country’s second-highest civilian honour -- co-founded Street Kids International in the 1980s which merged with Save the Children. In the last decade, Dalglish held key positions in UN agencies, including a chief for UN Habitat in Afghanistan in 2015.