Mobile courts - DR Congo (MONUSCO)
Our Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) lent its support to the High Court of Goma to set up a mobile court in Kasindi (nord-Kivu province). The objective of the mobile court is to make justice available at the grassroots’ level, and make it known to the public that there are judiciary sanctions for every crime.
Judicial Circuit Court - Liberia (UNMIL)
The first of its kind in Liberia, the Hub exists to increase citizens’ access to justice and security services throughout the country.
First Forensic Laboratory - Liberia (UNMIL)
Our Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) helped to launch the first forensics and medical testing laboratory in the country. Here, a young Liberian woman holds her baby boy as a nurse prepares to take a blood sample.
Boat simulator - Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Three Canadian police officers deployed to our Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) showed their ingenuity and resourcefulness when they unveiled a boat simulator they developed and paid for themselves. The simulator is used to provide boating training to the Haitian Coast Guard (GCH) with a view to improving border security in Haiti.
Literacy app for female police - Afghanistan (UNAMA)
A pilot programme to improve literacy levels of female police officers in Afghanistan using a mobile phone-based application is showing signs of success. Thanks to ‘Ustad Mobile’ and its learning tool application, 200 female police Officers from 11 provinces receive lessons on their Mobile phones enabling them to study even as they Work their shifts.
De-mining robots - Mali (MINUSMA)
UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works with Agencies and Partners to ensure an effective response to the problems Of landmines and explosive remnants of war in dangerous Places around the world. Robots that are handled Remotely by UN peacekeepers are used to disarm Ordinances in Mali.
Fingerprints program - South Sudan (UNMISS)
Fingerprinting is necessary in any court of law if genuine Evidence is to be established. In South Sudan, the Mission Is working with security agencies to establish a Fingerprint Unit within the Police’s Criminal Investigation Department And to train its officers in forensic techniques.
UAVs launch in Goma - DR Congo (MONUSCO)
Our mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has deployed five Unarmed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Goma which help to monitor movements by militias and armed groups in the east of the country which has been stricken by conflict for the past three decades. During an exercise over Lake Kivu, in search of suspicious activity including arms smuggling, one of the five Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) helped staff in Goma to rush peacekeepers to the scene of an accident and rescue fourteen people.
Force Intervention Brigade - DR Congo (MONUSCO)
The Force Intervention Brigade was setup with the responsibility of neutralizing and reducing the threat posed by armed groups to state authority and civilian security in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Alternative water sources using GIS technology - Mali (MINUSMA)
Our Blue Helmets are also getting ‘greener’ through the responsible use of limited resources, as we aim to leave our Mission areas in better shape than when we arrived. We are using Geographic Information Systems data to help find water sources for missions so that we do not impact negatively on the local water supply. Waste water treatment and recycling projects are installed in nine peacekeeping missions, with the goal to eventually implement it in all of our operations.
Counter-narcotics - Mali (MINUSMA)
The Police force in our mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has a component specialized on counter-narcotics and transnational organized crime whose main function is to assist the Malian police and law enforcement agencies to address illicit criminal networks.
First Female Force Commander - Cyprus (UNFICYP)
This August, Major General Kristin Lund will become the United Nations first female peacekeeping Force Commander in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN Peacekeeping
Under-Secretaries-General Hervé Ladsous (DPKO) and Ameerah Haq (DFS) announced the appointment of a five-member Expert Panel to advise them on how best to use new technologies and innovations to benefit United Nations peacekeeping. The members bring considerable experience and understanding of Peacekeeping and in particular the need for new technologies and innovations to improve performance in carrying out the critical tasks entrusted to peacekeepers.