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Protestors in New York City demonstrate in the wake of the verdict in the case of the police shooting of Missouri teenager Michael Brown (24 November 2014).  Photo: Jacques Baudrier
UN experts urge US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and ‘crisis of racial injustice’
29 January 2016

The legacy of slavery, post-Reconstruction ‘Jim Crow’ laws and racial subordination in the United States remains a “serious challenge” as there has been no real commitment to recognition and reparations for people of African descent, a United Nations expert panel said today in Washington D.C., at the end of its second official visit.

Head of the UN Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Sandra Honor. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Nektarios Markogiannis
Haiti: two UN female police officers found dead in their house
31 December 2015

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has announced the death of two female police officers, whose bodies were found in their house in the northern town of Cap-Haïtien.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) conducts a training exercise in riot control for its peacekeepers in Juba. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
Improved dialogue needed between UN and troop- and police-contributors, Security Council stresses
31 December 2015

The Security Council today, noting “frustrations on all sides,” highlighted the need to improve dialogue between the United Nations Secretariat and the countries that provide troops and police personnel for the numerous peace operations deployed around the world.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers in Likuangole Payam, Jonglei State. Photo: UNMISS
South Sudan
South Sudan: more UN peacekeepers to be sent in to protect civilians amid ceasefire violations
15 December 2015

The Security Council today increased the United Nations peacekeeping force level in strife-torn South Sudan by over 1,000 to a ceiling of 15,000 troops and police, and extended its mandate for another six months, citing protection of civilians “by all necessary means” as its top priority.

Security Council adopts historic resolution on youth, peace and security. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
Afghanistan: Security Council condemns Taliban attack near Spanish embassy in Kabul
12 December 2015

Following the attack yesterday in the vicinity of the Embassy of Spain in Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in casualties from both Afghan Police and Spanish National Police, the United Nations Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) deploys medical needs following the terrorist attack on a hotel in the countrys capital, Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Mikado FM
Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack
23 November 2015

United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital.

With nowhere to go, many people still remain in Lagos Badia East, Nigeria, amidst the ruins of their demolished houses. (October 2015) Photo: <a href=http://bit.ly/1Gtudjj>Sam Olukoya/IRIN</a>
Nigeria must halt evictions threatening tens of thousands with homelessness – UN expert
23 November 2015

A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Nigerian Government to immediately end unlawful large-scale evictions that are threatening tens of thousands of people with homelessness even as the rainy season rages on, voicing alarm at the violence sometimes used by police.

UN Police (UNPOL) from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)  conduct a patrol to the Yieth-Liet Police Post in the village of Karich. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
UN Police play crucial role for success of peacekeeping missions, top officials tell Security Council
13 November 2015

Though generally far less numerous than the military component in United Nations peacekeeping operations, UN Police play a vital role in protecting civilians and training local forces, facing multiple challenges and dangers in fulfilling their mission, the Security Council heard today.

Independent Expert on minority issues Rita Izsk. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferr
‘Minorities face discrimination at every turn’ in criminal justice systems – UN rights expert
28 October 2015

In criminal justice processes worldwide, minorities face discrimination ranging from excessive and sometimes lethal use of force, torture by police, to longer periods of stay in pre-trial detention, discrimination during judicial procedures and biases influencing sentencing, according to the UN human rights expert on minority issues.

The police contingent of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), along with the countrys National Police, conducting a joint operation in the capital Bangui. UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis
Central African Republic
Central African Republic: UN police ambushed, illegally detained by armed group
19 October 2015

Seven United Nations police were ambushed and illegally detained by armed elements Sunday evening in a province near the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, according to reports from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission there (MINUSCA).


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