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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.

Photo: IRIN
Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN
24 April 2017

A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report, which notes however that the Afghan Government has committed to eliminating torture and ill-treatment in national detention facilities.

In Kasa Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a MONUSCO mission assessed the security situation following in incursion by Kamuina Nsapu militiamen. Photo MONUSCO/Bilaminou Alao
DR Congo: UN and regional partners express concern about Kasaï unrest
28 March 2017

The United Nations and regional partner organizations today expressed deep concern about the situation in the central Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where at least two United Nations experts disappeared two weeks ago and dozens of police officers were reportedly found dead.

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file)
Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Egypt that kills 9 policemen
10 January 2017

The Security Council has denounced the terrorist attack in Egypt yesterday that reportedly killed nine policemen and injured more than 13 people.

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. Photo: UNAMID
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
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.


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