New York, 2 September 2022 (TDI): Malaysia participated in the United Nations Chiefs of Police (UNCOPS) 3rd Summit. The Summit was held from 31st August to 1st September 2022.

At the Summit, Malaysia highlighted the challenges posed by technological advancements. Moreover, it called for a coherent and concerted effort to build the capacity and capability of Member States.

According to the Malaysian Representative, United Nations and its Police should be prepared to strictly prevent and investigate ICT-related crimes.

Malaysia in UN Peacekeeping mission:

Malaysia has been sending its representatives for UN Peacekeeping missions in different countries. In October 1960, Malaysia deployed its first contingent of 3,500 Malay Special Forces to the United Nations Operation in Congo (ONUC).

Since then, Malaysia has participated in more than 30 peacekeeping operations, deploying 29,000 peacekeepers.

Currently, Malaysia is involved in UN Peacekeeping Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), and UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).

Moreover, it has also sent its representatives for UN-African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), and Western Sahara (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara – MINURSO).

In addition, the Malaysian Peacekeeping Centre (MPC) provides training and capacity building on multi-dimensional peacekeeping for international military, police and civilian personnel. This personnel embarks on UN peacekeeping missions in conflict areas around the world.

Recently, Malaysia has also shown its support for UNIFIL’s extended mandate.

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UNCOPS 2022:

The third United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS 2022) lasted from 31st August to 1st of September. It bought together Ministers, Chiefs of Police, and senior representatives of regional and professional policing organizations.

The purpose of the UNCOPs was to engage the participants in strengthening international peace, security, and development. Moreover, participants discussed the implementation of different UN policies and reforms to unify the work of all countries in the domain of security.

Moreover, UNCOPS 2022 aimed at advancing a common understanding among current police and financial contributors. Additionally, the United Nations system highlighted the diverse and complex mandated tasks to be fulfilled by UN Police.

These tasks include protecting civilians, rebuilding national police services, preventing crime and conflict, and sustaining peace.

Furthermore, the world’s police executives and United Nations leadership engaged in discussions on how United Nations policing and national policing can address current and emerging global security challenges.

Subsequently, the participating officers also learned the insight to implement the needed policies at the national level.

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