UK to host UNPOL’s Women’s Command course in March 2023

UNPOL News Centre
February 7, 2023

UK is to host the United Nations Police (UNPOL) Women’s Command Development course at Canterbury Christ Church University in March 2023.

The UNPOL Women’s Command course is aimed at fast-tracking senior women police officers from around the world with the potential to take up leadership posts in UNPOL missions. Participants have to be nominated by their country’s police forces, served as a police officer for a minimum of seven years, and be available for deployment as soon as an opportunity arises. The course will be conducted within the framework of the Revised UNPOL Gender Toolkit, which aims to standardize training on gender in United Nations policing.

Representation of women as Heads and Deputy Heads of UNPOL missions is seen as critical to increasing its operational efficiency and effectiveness.  Annual training sessions have taken place since 2014 in various countries around the world and over 650 female officers have been deployed to lead missions as a result.

For more about UNPOL and the Women’s Command course please see: Recruiting more police women and United Nations Police and MHA seeks nomination from police, armed forces, agencies for UNPOL 2023 Women Command Development Courses (

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