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Outlining the array of challenges faced by United Nations police in peacekeeping missions, top UN Police officials today stressed the necessity of increasing the number of women officers for success in fulfilling their mandates.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the deadly attacks on Tuesday against a police station in Beledweyne, Somalia, which follow a number of similar attacks on the Somali people in recent weeks.
Recent clashes in Cambodia, in which police were seen beating individuals with truncheons and shooting live ammunition and rubber bullets from close range, must be urgently investigated to ensure full accountability for the use of excessive force, the United Nations human rights office said today.
On the eve of municipal elections in Kosovo, the United Nations mission there said that police and international security are undertaking all necessary measures to ensure a safe election period following attacks at least two of the candidates.
In the aftermath of a one of deadliest migrant-ship disasters in recent history, the United Nations refugee agency today urged wider responsibility-sharing among European Union countries to process asylum claims and find lasting solutions for people in need of international protections.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness after a police advisor serving with the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region succumbed to injuries sustained in a July attack.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the latest ambush in the Sinai of Egyptian police officers, following earlier reports of dozens of prisoners killed while in police custody.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his outrage at the attack that killed seven United Nations peacekeepers and wounded 17 military and police personnel.
The recent wave of violence in Iraq is taking a toll on human rights in the country, according to a United Nations report out today which recommends that the Iraqi Government implement measures in a range of areas, including police training and women's and children's rights.
Brazilian authorities must exercise restraint in dealing with spreading social protests in the country, the United Nations human rights office said today in the wake of reported clashes between demonstrators and police in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
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