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Standing up for vulnerable South Sudanese: UN woman police officer of the year

Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo, Gender Adviser at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has won 2020 UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award, in honour of her work supporting vulnerable groups, such as women, girls, children, and people with disabilities.

Policing the pandemic: how UN Police are maintaining law, order, and public health

In several countries afflicted by years of armed conflict, The UN assists with law and order issues, including policing expertise. This work is being challenged, as never before, by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with UN News, Luis Carrilho, head of the UN Police Division, describes how the virus is affecting the ability of his colleagues to keep the peace.

UN policewoman recognized for ‘speaking up and speaking out’ on behalf of the vulnerable

At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year’s award for Female Police Officer of the Year, to a woman who “has made a career of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of all vulnerable populations”.

New UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes ‘preventing sexual exploitation and abuse’

“An inspiration to all of us” is how top Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, described this year’s winner of the UN Female Police Officer of the Year Award, which was announced on Friday.

International crime gangs amass ‘staggering’ profits in conflict zones, expert tells Security Council

During a Tuesday briefing to the Security Council, Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, described the problem as a “global and accelerating phenomenon, and a threat to international peace and security,” that, in conflict areas alone, is generating around $31.5 billion in illicit profits.

UN must bring more women police officers into the fold to be effective – UN peacekeeping official

More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Tuesday, adding that, “to reach our full potential, we must bring more women police officers into the fold.”

Organized crime ‘one of the greatest threats to UN missions’: UN Police

From 11-13 September, as part of theTransnational Threats  (TNT) Project, crime experts met at UN Headquarters in New York to find ways to strengthen cooperation, and discuss methods to tackle the problem of serious and organized criminal activity.  Charles Kim, TNT project manager from UN Police (UNPOL), spoke with UN News's Conor Lennon.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia, peacekeeping and tech sector in Africa

“Huge positive developments in Somalia” as elections continue

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UN Police officers help to recover “hope for the future”

Police officers working for the United Nations in trouble spots around the world can play an important role in helping local populations to “recover hope for the future.”

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UN Gender Focus: UN police unit, journalist in South Sudan and women in science

First all-female UN police unit leaves Liberia

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