UN Police

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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Protecting people now critical for UN Police

Protecting people in some of the world’s most dangerous places is now a critical component of the work done by the UN Police, or UNPOL, the Security Council was tol

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Outgoing UN police adviser stresses critical need for more female officers

The top United Nations police official today called on Member States to send more qualified female officers to serve in the world body’s operations, as she highlighted ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and professionalism of the force.