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United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit 2024

The fourth United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS 2024) brings together Ministers, Chiefs of Police and senior representatives of regional and professional policing organizations to United Nations Headquarters, from 26 to 27 June, to engage on strengthening international peace, security, and development for all through the unifying power and enabling role of national and United Nations policing.

In particular, discussions focus on identifying approaches and practices to:

  • operationalize the United Nations Police Division’s role as a system-wide service provider and focal point for United Nations policing and other law enforcement matters;
  • reinforce ongoing efforts to enhance the performance of United Nations Police by strengthening capacities, including the launch of the Voluntary Compact on Advancing Gender Parity within the United Nations Police; and
  • integrate United Nations policing priorities in international peace and security processes, discussions and fora.

UNCOPS 2024 also offers a unique opportunity for the world’s police executives and United Nations leadership to engage in discussions on how United Nations policing and national policing mutually reinforce one another when addressing current and emerging global security challenges, including man-made and natural crises and incidents. 

Police leaders come away with a greater understanding of how the skills, knowledge and experience acquired by their national officers returning from United Nations service benefit their own policing services and populations. 

All delegations are kindly requested to indicate any preliminary requests for bilateral meetings with United Nations senior officials to the points of contact listed in the UNCOPS 2024 joining instructions. Arrangements for bilateral meetings among delegations should be made directly between parties. Coneference rooms have been reserved for 25 through 28 June, which may be asigned by contacting the points of contact indicated in the joining instructions.

Member States also have an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to strengthening the United Nations Police through concrete pledges of support.