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China calls for more efficiency of UN peacekeeping policing

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-11-21 14:24

UNITED NATIONS -- A Chinese envoy on Thursday called for comprehensively increasing the efficiency of the UN policing in peacekeeping operations, which he said should be feasible and practical.

UN policing in peacekeeping operations should "constructively provide training and advisory assistance and support, and strive to seek appropriate assistance programs that best suit the national conditions of the countries concerned," Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, told a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping.

"The missions should strengthen scientific planning and management, improve efficiency of resources utilization and avoid unnecessary wastes and overlapping," he stressed.

Wang called on the Security Council to explicitly prioritize peacekeeping tasks.

"The implementation result of peacekeeping policing mandates should be evaluated in a timely way. The mandated tasks and deployment scales should be adjusted without delay, according to the changes of the situations in the countries concerned," he said.

"China encourages the UN Secretariat to engage in close consultation with the police-contributing countries and Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations to develop the standards for organizing, training and monitoring of peacekeeping police, and strengthen safety and security of peacekeeping police in view of the security situation in the areas of operation," Wang said.

He also noted that the UN should step up their support for capacity building of peacekeeping police of regional organizations such as the African Union.

The envoy stated that China so far has sent cumulatively over 2,000 peacekeeping police officers to eight missions. Right now, more than 170 Chinese peacekeeping police officers are working to implement mandates for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

"China stands ready to work with international community to make a positive contribution to the promotion of sustainable development of UN peacekeeping police, as well as the maintenance of international peace and security," he added.

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