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A Call for More Women to Serve with United Nations Police

November 15, 2018

November 14, 2018: More women officers are needed in the United Nations Police to make the organization more efficient and reach the entire population that they serve, a senior UN peacekeeping official recently told the Security Council.

Alexander Zuev, assistant secretary-general for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, made the case at an annual briefing of UN police commissioners, which focused on the work of UN missions in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti.

Zuev said that women police officers "can help to mentor and inspire future women police leaders, increase access to justice for women and children at risk, and improve information-gathering and analysis by building bridges to vulnerable groups".

Read the full article: A call for more women to serve with United Nations Police (http://www.ecns.cn)

See also: From UN Web TV, a video on the critical role played by female police officers in peacekeeping missions: Female Police Peacekeepers

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