The Future of International Policing


  • DATE / TIME:
    2021•02•24    08:00 - 10:00

    The Police Division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peace Operations, together with the African Union, European Union and INTERPOL organized a webinar on the “Future of International Policing: Increasing Effectiveness and Impact through Global Partnerships”, which included Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) Charles Hunt.

    COVID-19 has brought the essence of international policing into greater focus. International policewomen and men are among the most visible representatives of the African Union, European Union, INTERPOL and the United Nations in the countries where they are deployed. As first responders, they continue to support host-State authorities to maintain law and order, protect civilians, and engage with local populations through patrolling and community-oriented policing amid the new normal of the pandemic by adapting and innovating.

    This webinar provided a platform to discuss how to further increase the effectiveness and overall impact of international policing through an exchange of experiences and ideas with leading practitioners. It considered the implications of COVID-19, which has exacerbated existing security, political and socioeconomic schisms, as well as new trends and innovations improving the implementation of mandated tasks and, importantly, facilitating greater safety and security for those communities most in need. The event provided an opportunity to lay out a road map of opportunities to enhance collaboration on peace and security between the African Union, European Union, INTERPOL and the United Nations drawing on their unique capabilities and comparative strengths.


    • Alexandre Zouev, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions
    • Commissioner Luís Carrilho, United Nations Police Adviser & Director of the Police Division
    • Dr Charles. T. Hunt, Senior Fellow (Non-Resident), United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
    • Unaisi Vuniwaqa, Police Commissioner, United Nations Mission in South Sudan
    • Mody Berethe, Police Commissioner, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ally Saidi Nyawigu, Police Adviser, Peace Support Operations Department, African Union
    • Francisco Estéban Pérez, Civilian Operations Commander & Director of the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, European External Action Service
    • Dirk Allaerts, Director Planning and Development, INTERPOL
    • A. Heather Coyne, Senior Security Sector Reform Officer, Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (moderator)