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Priscilla Makotose speaks during the International Association of Women Police Annual conference. Makotose hold the title of United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Police Commissioner, and is the highest-ranking female police officer  in the UN system.
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INTERVIEW: ‘Policing is about the passion to serve people’- UNAMID Police Commissioner Priscilla Makotose
11 November 2016

“The police in the UN peacekeeping operations are there to assist the host country police,” says Priscilla Makotose, United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur UNAMID Police Commissioner, the highest-ranking female police officer in the UN system, appointed in March 2016.

 
Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herv Ladsous (left), speaks to Priscilla Makotose (centre), Police Commissioner of the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and Bruce Munyambo (right), Police Commissioner of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
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Senior UN police officers brief Security Council on their work and challenges they face
10 November 2016

Briefing the Security Council today, police chiefs from United Nations missions highlighted the work of their respective units and informed the Council members of the challenges their officers face the ground.

 
Women in Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, North Darfur, attend English classes conducted by volunteer teachers and facilitated by the police component of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). UN Photo/Albert Gonzlez Farran
FEATURE: UN Police heavyweights steer strategies for safer world
10 November 2016

Crisp uniforms and the jingle-jangle of brass filled the corridors. With them, came an extra sense of security that permeated United Nations Headquarters in New York this week. For the eleventh year running, erect posture and striding confidence was the daily modus operandi, as the Heads of United Nations Police Components amassed for UN Police (UNPOL) Week 2016, which runs from 7-11 November.

 
Special Adviser Jamal Benomar. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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UN envoy reports on 'constructive' discussions with Burundi to resolve differences
9 November 2016

The United Nations envoy on conflict prevention has said that the international community and the Government of Burundi would find a common ground for implementing the Security Council resolution that proposes the deployment of unarmed UN police officers through continued dialogue.

 
Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Pernille Kardel. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi
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UN ‘Global Open Day’ emphasizes Afghan women’s role in fighting violent extremism
26 October 2016

Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives today in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and implement human-rights based and gender sensitive polices to address to address its drivers.

 
Street scene in Quetta, Baluchistan province, Pakistan. Photo: UNICEF/Asad Zaidi
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UN chief ‘condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province
25 October 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a terrorist attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan earlier today that claimed the lives of at-least 60 people and injured more than 100.

 
Demonstrators at the Echangeur de Limete, Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: <a href=http://bit.ly/2d6eE7B>Habibou Bangre/IRIN</a>
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DR Congo security forces used ‘excessive force’ against protesters, UN probe finds
21 October 2016

State agents, such as police and armed forces, used excessive – including lethal – force during demonstrations in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), last month, when at least 53 people were killed over two days, 143 injured and more than 299 unlawfully arrested, a United Nations preliminary investigation revealed today.

 
More than a quarter of a million Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries since April 25, 2015, most of them to Tanzania. Nduta refugee camp is located in north-western Tanzania and can barely provide shelter, latrines and showers to every refugee. Photo: UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau
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Security Council dispatches UN special envoy to Burundi for talks on political crisis
13 October 2016

The Security Council will dispatch a senior United Nations envoy to consult with officials in Burundi to “find a way forward on all issues related to peace and security and UN activities in the country,” after the Government earlier rejected a Council resolution on establishing a police officers’ component there and amid reports that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

 
Brazilian peacekeepers and a police officer from the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) head out on patrol to the town of Jeremie, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi
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Security Council extends UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti for six months
13 October 2016

Accepting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recommendation, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti for six months at the current force and police strength.

 
Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferr
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Republic of Korea: UN rights expert calls for probe in death of 69-year old protester
28 September 2016

Expressing dismay over the death of a protestor who was injured by the police use of a water cannon on a peaceful rally last year in the country, a United Nations human rights expert has called for a full investigation into the incident and to ensure that such a “tragedy” is never repeated.

 

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