UNSC resolution includes policing in UN peacekeeping operations

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United Nations, Nov 21: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution to include policing in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions.

The UNSC "resolves to include, as appropriate, policing as an integral part of the mandate of (the) UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions, and to give clear, credible, and achievable mandates for policing-related activities," said the resolution, according to a Xinhua report Thursday.

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It is considered that the measure would help in preventing conflicts and achieving sustainable peace.

The council stressed on the importance of strong cooperation and coordination between UN Police components and other elements of peacekeeping operations and special political missions.

The resolution urged police-contributing countries "to continue to contribute professional police personnel with necessary skills, equipments and experience to implement mission mandates, including where relevant, multidimensional peacekeeping mandates".

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