Gender and peacekeeping

UNFICYP’s Police mark International Women’s Day

UNPOL in Cyprus boasts over 20% women police officers amongst its ranks, placing it well above average for UN peacekeeping missions. UNFICYP Head of Mission Lisa Buttenheim and Senior Police Adviser Andrii Sachavo were on hand to recognise the important role that women play in peacekeeping operations - as liaison officers with members of the local communities, as role models, as leaders, and as colleagues. UNPOL’s Gender Focal Point Aleksandra Rostovceva of Lithuania read the Secretary-General’s message.