MORE WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS NEEDED IN UN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS

MORE WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS NEEDED IN UN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS. Indonesian officer carries out a search of a camp for internally displaced people in South Sudan, on Nov 8, 2018. UN Police Commissioners on UN Peacekeeping operations, Alexander Zouev, assistant secretary-general for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations urged the United Nations to stepped up efforts to increase female participation in the UN police, saying to improve gender equality and especially women who for cultural reasons might not want to interact with men. Police officers are sent by their countries to carry out individual specialist tasks, but they also arrive in contingents known as Formed Police Units or FPUs. In South Sudan around half of the Rwandan FPU are women. Globally, in UN peacekeeping missions the number is just 7%. Photo courtesy UN

Last Updated: 2018-11-09

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