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United Nations police in the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)
3 Nov 2017 -  United Nations - Senior Police Adviser Carsten Twelmeier explains the policing mandate of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Based on the mandate of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999), the police component runs an Interpol national central bureau and liaises with recognising countries in the area of serious and organized crime.

United Nations police are deployed in 11 peacekeeping operations, as well as 6 Special Political Missions to help restore confidence in host-State police and rule of law structures and serving to protect civilians, providing electoral and border security and management, limiting the effects of transnational organised crime, investigating and preventing cases of sexual and gender-based violence. Over 12,000 UN police officers from 90 countries serve the United Nations as individual police officers (IPOs), in formed police units (FPUs) or as United Nations staff (P-staff).