More “police keeping” is needed in UN missions around the world to bolster the traditional role of peacekeepers.
That’s the view of the out-going UN Police Commissioner for the mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA.
Luis Carrilho first joined the UN in 1996 training civilian police with the mission in Bosnia, and also served in East Timor and Haiti.
He’s said it had been a privilege to serve in CAR and deplored the dozens of allegations of sexual abuse levelled at some UN peacekeepers in the country in recent years.
Matthew Wells asked Commissioner Carrilho to compare his time in CAR with previous UN deployments.