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Qiliho pledges support for peacekeeping at UN summit

The Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho is currently leading the Fiji Delegation to the inaugural United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UN COPS) which is underway at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The summit provides a forum for national police chiefs, heads of law enforcement stakeholders and international experts from around […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 6, 2016 9:47 am

The Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho is currently leading the Fiji Delegation to the inaugural United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UN COPS) which is underway at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Fiji’s Military & Police Advisor at the Fiji PRUN Mission Col Manoa Gadai and Director International Relations Mr Ulaiasi Ravula and The Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho (far right). (Police)
Fiji’s Military and Police Advisor at the Fiji PRUN Mission Col Manoa Gadai, Director International Relations Mr Ulaiasi Ravula and Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho. (Fiji Police Force)

The summit provides a forum for national police chiefs, heads of law enforcement stakeholders and international experts from around the world to chart the way forward for UN Police to deliver greater impact on the ground while tackling the policing challenges of the twenty-first century.

Brig-Gen Qiliho in his address at the inaugural summit acknowledged the support from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations through the UN Police Division and UN Member States Police Contributing Countries in the collective pursuit for global peace and security.

QILIHO: “With our global partnership, I’m certain that we would be able to holistically address and mitigate the ensuing issues and challenges of global and regional cross border crimes.”

The commissioner confirmed Fiji’s continued support for UN Police peacekeeping operations.

“The Fiji Police through the Fiji Government will continue to strengthen our obligations with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations through the UN Police Division under the relevant international instruments and standards on expected conducts for our personnel deployed for UN Police peacekeeping operations.”

Brig-Gen Qiliho applauded the opportunity to critically discuss in the Summit ways and means of improving dialogue and partnership between the UN Police and other critical stakeholders in managing and addressing violent extremism, organized transnational crimes and sexual exploitation an abuse of women and children.

He welcomed the approach by the UN Police Division through the Summit in identifying connections and partnership with other law enforcement stakeholders towards addressing and mitigating global criminal challenges affecting UN Peace operations and re-affirmed our obligations.

The summit is attended by over 500 delegates from United Nations Police Contributing Countries (UN PCC) including Ministerial delegations, Chiefs of Police and representatives of law enforcement stakeholders.

The Commissioner of Police is accompanied by Fiji’s Military & Police Advisor at the Fiji PRUN Mission Col. Manoa Gadai and Director International Relations Mr Ulaiasi Ravula.

The delegation will return tomorrow.

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