WORLD UN peacekeeping official says more women officers needed in UN Police

WORLD

UN peacekeeping official says more women officers needed in UN Police

Xinhua

17:02, November 07, 2018

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) - A senior peacekeeping official on Tuesday urged the United Nations to stepped up efforts to increase female participation in the UN police, saying it will make the organization's work more efficient.

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Chinese peacekeeping troops, the last detachment of the country's first deployment of a full infantry battalion for a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission arrive at Juba International Airport on April 8, 2015. China has participated the peacekeeping missions of United Nations for 25 years. (Photo: VCG)

Speaking at an annual briefing by UN Police Commissioners on UN Peacekeeping operations, Alexander Zouev, assistant secretary-general for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, said more women officers are needed in the UN police to improve gender equality.

Women police officers can help to inspire future female leaders, increase access to justice for women and children and improve information-gathering and analysis by building bridges to vulnerable groups, he said.

Organized crime and police reform were also among the main topics at Tuesday's briefing. Enditem

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