USA: Rights experts call for reforms to end police brutality, systemic racism

Independent UN human rights experts appealed on Friday for the new United States Government to adopt wide ranging reforms to end police violence and address systemic racism and racial discrimination. 

Serving community top priority for UN Police, says adviser

Improving the lives of people in countries emerging from conflict is the goal of police officers serving at UN peacekeeping operations around the world, according to Luís Carrilho, UN Police Adviser and head of the organization’s Police Division, which is hosting the two-day UN Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) in New York. Monica Grayley asked him about some of the main objectives of the summit.

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Liberia: UN mission farewell ceremony honours last departing police and military personnel

After 14 years of serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), an official farewell ceremony was held on Tuesday in the capital, Monrovia, to honour the last departing Police and Military personnel serving there.

'Building peace' and 'bringing hope' are key: UN Police chief

“Building peace” and “bringing hope” are at the core of UN Police work, says the highest-ranking woman police officer serving in the UN system.

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Empathy, not torture, most effective: Norwegian investigator

When interrogating killers and other criminals, Norwegian police officers do not seek to “break down” suspects.

Rather, they gather information by using a technique that emphasizes communication and empathy.

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UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years of rapid assistance to peace operations

Ten years on, the United Nations Standing Police Capacity (SPC) continues to bolster peacekeeping operations by providing immediate start-up capability and strengthening police components with timely support, advice and assistance.

UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years on the job

From preparing for the Pope’s visit to the Central African Republic to assisting Sierra Leone in conducting elections, the UN’s Standing Police Capacity wears many hats.

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Senior UN police officers brief Security Council on their work and challenges they face

Briefing the Security Council today, police chiefs from United Nations missions highlighted the work of their respective units and informed the Council members of the challenges their officers face the ground.

UN and Africa: focus on UN peacekeeping, post-conflict Liberia and African refugees

Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response

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At first-ever summit, speakers stress central role of police in UN peace operations

United Nations Police (UNPOL) has become a central pillar of the Organization’s peace operations and therefore must be “fit for purpose” to meet the security threats in today’s volatile world, senior UN officials told the first-ever gathering of national police leaders today.