Fiji interested to send a full contingent of women for UN
November 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Seventy-five Police officers have completed the Assessment for Mission Service Tests conducted by assessors from the United Nations Police Division Office.
The weeklong assessment was conducted by Superintendent Mao He from the UN Headquarters Police Division and Lieutenant Colonel Sudsawart Phonganong from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
The assessment consisted of language assessment, driving test, weapon handling and shooting test.
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho had initially requested a specialized training and Mission service test be conducted for women officers.
Qiliho says Fiji is interested in deploying a full contingent of women officers for the UN peacekeeping mission.
He adds that women officers are fortunate to have their motivation from Fiji’s very own and the now United Commissioner Unaisi Vuniwaqa.
Any police officer, nominated for service with the United Nations must meet minimum requirements, including professional experience, language skills, mission-specific skills, driving skills and firearms proficiency and once an officer passes, he or she is cleared for 24 months for dep