60th anniversary of United Nations Police – UN chief video message

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “60th anniversary of United Nations Police – UN chief video message” – below is their description.

    Video message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of United Nations Police. The mission of UN Police is to enhance international peace and security by supporting Member-States in conflict, post-conflict and other crisis situations. Its goal is to realize effective, efficient, representative, responsive and accountable police services that serve and protect the population. To that end, United Nations Police build and support or, where mandated, act as a substitute or partial substitute for host-State police capacity to prevent and detect crime, protect life and property and maintain public order and safety, in adherence to the rule of law and international human rights law.  United Nations Police website: https://police.un.org/en

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