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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.

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
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.


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