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  • The United Nations Police occupies a unique role among the world’s police, with about 11,000 authorized women and men from over 90 countries serving on the front lines in 16 peace operations across the globe. While the COVID‑19 pandemic imposed significant challenges in our world, the milestones on the path to 60 years
    of United Nations policing include our firm commitment to work together to rise to common challenges. Read and download this special edition by clicking on the above link.

  • The 12th edition of the UN Police Magazine focuses on the development of the UN Police multi-year vision and strategic approach 2020, as well as the Strategic Guidance Framework for International Police Peacekeeping. Coverage on Afghan female police officers, bringing forensics technology and science to Liberia and South Sudan elaborates on UN Police capacity building and development efforts to contribute to sustainable peace around the globe.

  • The 11th edition of the UN Police Magazine gives an in-depth look at the Standing Police Capacity (SPC), which is the operational arm of the Police Division. As depicted on the cover photo, the SPC's most recent deployment is to Mali, where experts and specialists are helping to establish the police component for MINUSMA. This magazine is also the first to include a message from DPKO's new Police Adviser, Mr. Stefan Feller. Reports from the Global Effort, UNIPSIL, UNMIL, UNOCI, MONUSCO, UNAMA, UNMISS, MINUSTAH and UNAMID are also featured in this edition.

  • The 10th edition of the UN Police Magazine features a special focus on Timor-Leste, which closed in December 2012. It describes how the UN Police supported national authorities throughout the United Nations' engagement in the country, starting with UNAMET in 1999 and ending with UNMIT in 2012. From personal stories from Timorese and UNPOL officers to reports on community policing, SGBV and the use of civilian police experts, this magazine reflects on lessons learned throughout more than 12 years in Timor-Leste. Also included in this edition is a foreword from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, as well as a farewell from outgoing Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler, who served as head of the Police Division for nearly three years.

  • The 9th edition of the UN Police Magazine is dedicated to the United Nations quest for highly skilled police officers. It describes the types of skills sought, innovations in the recruitment procedures and how these skills are put to use to fulfil UN policing mandates. The 60-page magazine also reports on the effort to recruit more female officers and gives an update on UN Police work in a number of countries including Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Haiti and Timor-Leste. It includes a Foreword from the Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations, Ms. Susana Malcorra, and an interview with the UN Senior Police Adviser in Sierra Leone.

  • The 8th edition of the UN Police Magazine highlights the work carried out by UN Police to assist authorities in host countries to expand and build national police service capacity. Published at the same time as the first Report by the Secretary-General on the UN Police Division, it describes how extensive UN Police capacity-building is today, and how important it is for highly specialized and skilled police officers to be seconded to the UN by Member States. This edition includes information about the launch of the International Network of Female Police Peacekeepers and includes an interview of the recipient of the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award in 2011.

  • The 7th edition of the UN Police Magazine has in depth articles about Transnational Crime Units in Western Africa, an overview of rule of law and police work in Liberia, an in depth interview of a senior female Police Adviser in Afghanistan and a wrap-up of how the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was commemorated around the world. The 40 page publication includes updated statistics on the number of United Nations Police deployed, the number of female officers and statistics of all police contributing countries as of 1 June 2011.

  • The 6th edition of the UN Police Magazine, published in January 2011, marks the 50 year anniversary of United Nations policing. It includes a brief history of UN Police, has messages from the United Nations Secretary-General, the USGfor Peacekeeping Operations, the ASG for the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, the UN Police Adviser and the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict. It describes on-going work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Timor-Leste. It also includes facts and figures about all UN Police deployments, gender balance and it introduces the new UNPOL standardized external identity.

  • The 5th edition of the UN Police Magazine gives an update on the UN Global Effort to recruit more female police officers, provides statistics on UN Police deployments and the top-ten Police Contributing Countries, describes on-going UN Police work in Sudan, highlights partnerships with Member States and other UN bodies and introduces the new Police Adviser, Ms. Ann-Marie Orler. The foreword to the magazine is by Alain Le Roy, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

  • The January 2010 UN Police Magazine, the 4th edition, gives an overview of the work accomplished by the UN Police Division between July and December 2009. The magazine describes the outcome of the UN and INTERPOL Ministerial Meeting held in Singapore in October, includes interviews of UN Police Commissioners in Haiti and Darfur and explains a number of activities the Police Division has undertaken as part of its global effort to increase the number of female police officers in national and international police services since the United Nations Global Effort was launched in August 2009.

  • The July 2009 Police Magazine is an ambitious publication which presents the increased importance of UN policing around the world. It was published following the re-structuring in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO), which took place at the end of 2007 and in 2008. The Police Division became a central component of the newly established Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) which is lead by the Associate Secretary-General, Dimitry Titov.

  • The 2nd edition of the UN Police Magazine highlights the work of the first all-female Formed Police Unit, which arrived in Liberia at the beginning of this year, the role played by UN Police in elections in Timor-Leste, the work of specialized UN Police Units in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, police training in Haiti and other key developments at a time of unprecedented global demand for peacekeepers in general and police in particular.

  • Establishing the rule of law is essential to achieving sustainable peace, and police-support activities are central to this effort, says the UN Police Adviser in the first edition of the UN Police Magazine. The growing role of Formed Police Units in global policing and the importance of attracting more female officers are other highlights of the firs UN Police Magazine. The fundamental purpose of UN Police is to build institutional capacity in post-conflict environments and to help facilitate a secure environment.