Fiji ready to play a larger role in policing UN peacekeeping missions
June 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, attended the second United Nations Chief of Police Summit which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Representatives from 123 countries were part of the summit.
During the Summit, Ministers, Police Leaders and Senior United Nations officials discussed the increasingly critical role that United Nations Police perform to prevent conflict and sustain peace in United Nations Peace Operations.
Police Commissioner, Brigadier-General Qiliho, highlighted that due to Fiji’s participation in United Nations Peacekeeping over the years, peacekeeping has now become part of Fiji’s identity – a key part of its foreign policy.
He highlighted the UN’s recognition of Fiji Police, in appointing a Fijian senior officer as UNMISS Police Commissioner.
The Commissioner of Police will be holding bilateral discussions with counterparts for the Pacific Region and Internationally.
He will be discussing, technical assistance and capacity building in these meetings and reiterating Fiji’s stance to provide further support to UN Policing.