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2019 United Nations Female Police Officer of the Year Award
5 Nov 2019 -  The award, created in 2011, is presented to a currently serving female police officer in a United Nations peace operation who distinguishes herself through exemplary conduct and achievements in more than one area of policing that has a significant and meaningful impact on her area of responsibility. It further aims to highlight the contributions of female police officers in United Nations peace operations and encourage Member States to deploy more female police officers for United Nations service.
**About the awardee:**
Major Seynabou Diouf, of Senegal, currently serves as the Team Leader of the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Task Force and president of the UNPOL Women’s Network in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Her previous UN experience includes the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), where she also addressed SEA and welfare issues. Her domestic experience spans 33 years with the Senegal National Police and includes various assignments with vulnerable persons, immigration, and airport safety and security.