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UN police brochure

  • The 2016 UN police brochure provides facts and figures about United Nations police.

  • The 2015 UN police brochure provides facts and figures about the worlds most international police service. Conflict and post-conflict countries are often characterised by a collapse of public law and order. United Nations Police serves to protect civilians, provides electoral and border security and management, limits the effects of transnational organized crime and investigates and prevents cases of sexual and gender-based violence. By contributing to restore popular confidence in the host State police and rule of law structures, United Nations Police creates a safer environment. 

  • The 2014 UN police brochure highlights that conflict and post-conflict countries are often characterized by a collapse of public law and order. The presence of United Nations Police contributes to restoring popular confidence in the host-state police and rule of law structures. The United Nations has deployed police since 1960. Today, more than 13,000 United Nations Police are deployed in 19 United Nations missions: 12 peacekeeping operations led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and seven special political missions led by the Department of Political Affairs.

  • The 2013 brochure provides a quick, 2-page overview of the work of United Nations Police, helping to reform, restructure and rebuild national services. Typically, missions start with an assessment, which may include a census of police personnel, security sector mapping and other efforts to evaluate the capacity of the national police service. Reform efforts can include working with national police authorities on vetting, training and certifying police and other law enforcement officials.