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Policing in Latin America

This new report summarizes the state of policing throughout Latin America and considers prospects for transformation over the next decade. It cites demilitarization as the main accomplishment so far, but reform overall has been weak — “The┬áresult is a police … Continue reading

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UN police missions

UN police commissioners recently gave an extensive briefing focused especially on missions in Haiti, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Video of the full 2-hour briefing with responses and comments from various country representatives is here. Topics … Continue reading

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Canada recognizes National Peacekeepers Day

This statement from the RCMP acting commissioner commemorates National Peacekeepers Day and thanks the 87 Canadian police currently serving missions in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq. He notes that these officers “work closely with domestic and international partners to … Continue reading

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UN police recognized

The outgoing secretary-general complimented the UN’s police leaders in these remarks, noting progress in establishing strategic guidance frameworks and improving gender balance. He emphasized the important role in peacekeeping missions played by police who are “people-centred, rights-based, modern and agile.”

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UN may continue peacekeeping in Haiti

This article cites a recent UN report that identifies several improvements achieved by the national police in Haiti but a continuing shortage of personnel, thin coverage outside the Port au Prince metropolitan area, and lack of effective criminal intelligence. The … Continue reading

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China’s participation in UN peacekeeping

This interview with the UN assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations highlights the international contributions made by China since 1990, including effective policing assistance in the Haiti mission.

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Canadian police assistance

This column summarizes a recently published book about Canada’s involvement in international policing missions, with examples from Haiti and Afghanistan.

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