UN Police ‘better placed’ for today’s challenges to peace and security

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UN Police (UNPOL) is simply a cardinal constituent of peacekeeping, Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council connected Thursday, whose officers assistance usher the UN’s effect to challenges facing the thousands of ‘blue helmets’ who serve, done the Action for Peacekeeping inaugural (A4P).

“A4P aims to refocus peacekeeping connected realistic expectations, marque peacekeeping missions stronger and safer, and mobilize greater enactment for governmental solutions and for well-equipped, well-trained forces”, helium told ambassadors.

“Through this, we are amended placed to code today’s challenges to bid and information and, ultimately, to amended the lives of the radical we serve”.

Partnering for peace

Working to beforehand the A4P+ implementation strategy, Mr. Lacroix highlighted the Inter-Agency Task Force connected Policing, which is co-chaired by his section and the UN Office connected Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

“The Task Force volition alteration america to unite efforts passim the UN strategy and maximize our corporate interaction by drafting connected our comparative advantages, expertise, and know-how to foster representative, responsive and accountable policing services”, said Mr. Lacroix.

To this end, UNPOL volition besides proceed reinforcing its partnerships with determination and sub-regional organizations, peculiarly successful strategical guidance improvement and training, helium added.

Bolstering capacities, accountability

A4P+ besides aims to fortify capabilities and mindsets, by amended aligning pre-deployment grooming by Member States to suit the needs of UN peacekeeping missions.

And to guarantee the highest levels of accountability from peacekeepers, which is the 4th precedence of A4P+, improving the information and information of UN unit is critical.

“The Action Plan to Improve the Security of UN Peacekeepers…continues to operation our efforts towards this aim”, portion UNPOL continues to make an enabling environment, helium said, “including by promoting women’s networks wrong our missions, which counsel ngo enactment connected surviving conditions for women peacekeepers and however to foster gender-responsive moving environments.”

Mr. Lacroix said that to beforehand the accountability of peacekeepers, UN Police reinforces zero tolerance for intersexual exploitation and abuse.

“Conduct besides relates to however we negociate the biology footprints of our missions, and the UN Police continues to refine its Environmental Management Framework.”

Strategically communicating, cooperating

UN Police has besides sought to item its affirmative interaction done strategical communications, including connected societal media platforms, community-oriented policing and awareness-raising activities, to combat misinformation and disinformation, surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, helium said.

And the continued betterment of practice with big countries volition alteration smoother transitions, arsenic witnessed successful Darfur, wherever UNPOL, successful performance with the Sudan Police Force, helped facilitate the drawdown of the UN mission, UNAMID.

The determination to the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission (UNITAMS) – has provided much-needed interim policing, and constabulary readying capacities, helium added.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, briefs members of the Security Council connected  UN peacekeeping operations.

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, briefs members of the Security Council connected UN peacekeeping operations.

Gender focus

“The women, bid and information docket is infused successful each aspects of A4P+ and remains the instauration for improving our wide effectiveness”, Mr. Lacroix told the Ambassadors.

UNPOL’S Gender-responsive policing efforts guarantee that the varying information needs of men, women, girls and boys, person owed consideration.

And UN Police has already achieved its sex parity targets for 2025, with 5 constabulary components presently headed by women, helium said.

Challenges continue

Police Commissioner Violet Lusala briefed the Council via video teleconference, noting that though the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is successful its 10th twelvemonth of operation, an improved narration betwixt its 2 big countries, Sudan and South Sudan, has yet to construe into advancement towards a governmental solution.

“Challenges to the extortion of civilians and mandate implementation successful wide remain”, she said, highlighting constricted regularisation of instrumentality structures, quality rights violations and impediments to humanitarian assistance.

Balancing gender

The Police Commisioner of the UN Stabilization Mission successful Mali (MINUSMA), Patricia Boughani, said via teleconference, that portion the conception of equality is old, its beingness erstwhile it comes to sex issues, is much recent.

She acknowledged the Council’s role, for seizing connected the request to enactment a sex parity strategy successful place, 1 “applicable to uniformed unit successful peacekeeping operations”.

The “huge task” of promoting sex issues successful UNPOL requires an accrued beingness of much women constabulary officers, she told ambassadors.

Police Commissioners Patricia Boughani (left connected  screen) of MINUSMA and Violet Lusala UNISFA little  members of the Security Council connected  UN peacekeeping operations.

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Police Commissioners Patricia Boughani (left connected screen) of MINUSMA and Violet Lusala UNISFA little members of the Security Council connected UN peacekeeping operations.

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