Considered against the many deficits affecting national police forces when MINUSTAH,
UNOCI and MONUC/MONUSCO were mandated, the missions’ police components have
made plausible contributions to capacity-building. But for the United Nations to be more
effective requires the Security Council to support longer-term capacity-building with
adequate resources; an engaged and solution-oriented United Nations Headquarters providing
meaningful guidance to the field; missions throwing their weight behind inherent political
and practical challenges; and for Member States to provide better qualified police officers. This report identifies recurring issues across all three missions.
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