Heads of UN Police peacekeeping missions meet in Kigali

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The fourth UN Heads of Police Components intermission retreat opened in the capital Kigali on Wednesday, aimed to assess, advance the implementation of the action plan for peacekeeping initiatives and share experiences.

The three-day day retreat is co-organized by UN Police division geared at assessing and advancing the implementation of the action plan for peacekeeping initiatives, which provides a framework for making police peacekeeping operations a success.

Opening the retreat at Police headquarters in Kacyiru, the Inspector General of Police Dan Munyuza, commended the role of UN Police in facilitating the protection of civilians, ensuring safety and security within and outside refugee camps and in training host nations’ police to effectively implement their mandate.

Rwanda police remains committed to UN peacekeeping missions, said Munyuza.
Currently, Rwanda is the largest female contributing and second largest police contributing country in UN missions.

Munyuza reaffirmed Rwanda National Police’s commitment to supporting active UN peacekeeping missions in Africa and beyond.

He said Rwandan police trains its officers to operate in different and dynamic situations.

Commending Rwanda for its strong commitment to police peacekeeping, Luis Carrilho, the United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, noted that Rwandan police peacekeepers have a good attitude.

Rwandan police officers have a very good attitude, very good commitment and are very good in terms of discipline, he said.

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