UN Police Adviser

MONUSCO Police donate personal protective equipment, including face masks and hand sanitizer, to the provincial police commissariat of the Congolese National Police in South Kivu.
Rachel Rugarabura

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.

Women police in UN missions, sometimes “just better communicators”

Women serving in UN missions around the world are often “just the better communicators” when it comes to community policing.

That’s the view of Stefan Feller, the UN Police Adviser for the world body’s peacekeeping operations department (DPKO).

He said that “for years and years”, the UN has been asking member states to contribute more women to police service, but it’s been an uphill struggle.