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MINUSTAH provides logistical support to Haitis Provisionary Electoral Council to transport ballots from around the country to the capital, Port-au-Prince, for tabulation during the 2015 presidential and legislative elections. UN Photo/Logan Abassi
INTERVIEW: Haiti on path to stability, development thanks to UN mission, says envoy
13 October 2017

After 13 years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will close its doors on 15 October. The Mission was established by the Security Council at a time when State authority had been weak and limited to parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, with the three branches of power either non-functional or non-existent, and a national police force that was overwhelmed by the multiple threats to public order and the rule of law.

Uniformed MINUSTAH personnel at the Jaborandy military base in Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH
FEATURE: Images of the legacy of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti
12 October 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the Caribbean country.

A boy leans against UNHCR tarpaulin, waiting to be distributed at Kutupalong refugee camp. Photo: UNHCR/Paula Bronstein
UN rights experts urge Member States to ‘go beyond statements,’ take action to help Rohingya
26 September 2017

A month on from counter-terror operations following attacks on police outposts in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, seven United Nations rights experts have called on the Government to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community as well as on the global community to “go beyond” statements and take action to save them.

Secretary-General Antnio Guterres. UN Photo/Manuel Elias (file)
Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai
12 September 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Monday on a police convoy near el-Arish in northern Sinai in Egypt.

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file)
Security Council strongly condemns ‘heinous’ attack on Egyptian police
11 September 2017

The members of the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack that took place on Monday in Sinai, in which at least 18 policemen were killed and 3 were injured.

Chief of the Standing Police Capacity, Maria Appelblom, is greeted by Police Officers during a visit to MINUSCA in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo: UN/ MINUSCA
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UN Standing Police Capacity fills critical need in peace operations, underscores outgoing chief
3 August 2017

Over the past 10 years, the United Nations Standing Police Capacity has filled a critical need in global peace operations by providing them with readily available police expertise, according to the outgoing head of the unit, who says she is proud to have played a part in putting the SPC “on the map,” while also highlighting the need to recruit more women officers to carry out this important work.

A birds eye view of Jerusalem. Photo: UN Photo/ Rick Bajornas
Guterres condemns deadly attack on Israeli police officers in Old City of Jerusalem
14 July 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned this morning’s deadly attack by three assailants that left two Israeli police officers dead and leaving a third one injured in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. (file) UN Photo/Loey Felipe
UN Middle East envoy condemns attack that leaves Israeli police officer dead, four others injured
17 June 2017

The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has condemned yesterday's shooting and stabbing attack by Palestinian assailants near Jerusalem's Old City that killed an Israeli Border Police Officer and wounded at least four others including civilians.

Members of the UNAMID contingent posted in Um Baro (North Darfur) go on patrol to Basma, village located 22 kilometers north. Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/UNAMID (file)
Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur
14 June 2017

The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44 per cent and 30 per cent reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan's Darfur region as a step towards an eventual exit, a senior UN peacekeeping official told the Security Council.

Female UN police officers of the UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). Credit: UN Photo/Martine Perret.
UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years of rapid assistance to peace operations
31 May 2017

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.


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