Thematic Study

Police in UN Peacekeeping: Improving Selection, Recruitment, and Deployment

William J. Durch and Michelle Ker

Police in UN Peacekeeping: Improving Selection, Recruitment, and Deployment by William J. Durch and Michelle Ker is the sixth paper in the Providing for Peacekeeping Project thematic study series. The study explores the challenges of selection, recruitment, and deployment of UN police. It looks at how the UN could broaden the available base of police-contributing countries and reviews different national models for making police-related expertise rapidly available internationally. The authors conclude with a number of recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of selection and recruitment of future police peacekeepers, in order to achieve larger reserve cadres, better knowledge transfer in-mission, a consistent gender perspective in strategy and planning, and locally built alternatives to most formed-police units.
 
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