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Qiliho In New York For UN Chiefs Of Police summit

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Qiliho In New York For UN Chiefs Of Police summit Police Commissioner, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho receiving a 1914 photo of Fijian troops on stopover in Vancouver, Canada on their way to fight on the WW1 frontlines in Belgium. The photo restored and donated by the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations. Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Satyendra Prasad this week received Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho in a courtesy visit.

The meeting was an opportunity to discuss ways in expanding participation by Fiji’s Police in UN Peacekeeping.

Brigadier-General Qiliho is currently in New York, to attend the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit II, from 20 -21 June 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters.

About the summit

The Summit brings together senior police leaders and international experts from across the World and focuses on challenges to United Nations Peacekeeping and the growing role of policing in maintaining peace, in humanitarian crisis and in conflict zones.

Increasingly, UN Police are involved in work that helps to prevent conflict and in supporting peace building efforts. These are some of the core skills needed by officers deployed in UN missions.

UN Police missions are also involved in supporting capacity building in conflict affected areas. Building inclusive and representative police forces that promotes gender inclusion, that ensures that peace building and peacekeeping focus on women and children especially requires appropriately trained officials.

The Summit will be presided over by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

Brigadier-General Qiliho will also be holding bilateral meetings on the margins of the Summit with other United Nations Senior Police Executives.

Since the 1980s, Fiji has provided 1272 Police Officers, serving in 15 United Nations Peacekeeping missions around the world.

Currently there are 48 Police Officers serving in five United Nations missions globally.

Source: DEPTFO News

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