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Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of United Nations Police
6 Nov 2020 -  Mr. Luís Carrilho, Police Adviser and Director of the UN Police Division, facilitator and narrator of HOPC videos
H.E. Mrs. Maria Helena Lopes De Jesus Pires, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
H.E. Mrs. Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Cheikh Niang, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal
Purpose: The year 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of UNPOL, who continue supporting Member States to realize effective, efficient, representative, responsive and accountable police services that serve and protect the population, and thereby sustain peace and prevent conflict. Every UNPOL has the potential to be a human rights defender, an advocate for gender equality and a trustee of our planet. Together, they epitomize multilateralism in action and advance the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping Initiative and the 2030 Agenda.
Takeaway: Participants take stock of the achievements of UNPOL, ongoing challenges and opportunities.
The mission of UN Police is to enhance international peace and security by supporting Member-States in conflict, post-conflict and other crisis situations. Its goal is to realize effective, efficient, representative, responsive and accountable police services that serve and protect the population. To that end, United Nations Police build and support or, where mandated, act as a substitute or partial substitute for host-State police capacity to prevent and detect crime, protect life and property and maintain public order and safety, in adherence to the rule of law and international human rights law (S/2018/1183).
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