New York, 20 August 2022 (TDI): The United Nations (UN) Headquarters will host the third United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS 2022) from August 31 to September 1.

The Summit will bring together Ministers, Chiefs of Police, and senior representatives of regional and professional policing organizations.

The agenda is to discuss how to strengthen international peace, security, and development for all through the unifying influence and enabling function of national and UN policing.

UNCOPS 2022 will advance a shared understanding of what the United Nations Police needs to accomplish its many and complex mandated tasks, including protecting civilians, restoring national police services, preventing crime and conflict, and maintaining peace.

This understanding will include current and potential police and financial contributors, the United Nations Secretariat, and United Nations system entities. The Summit will concentrate on identifying methods and procedures to:

  • Strengthen ongoing efforts to improve the performance of the United Nations Police by building capacities, including the introduction of the Voluntary Compact on Advancing Gender Parity within the United Nations Police.
  • Operationalize the United Nations Police Division’s role as a system-wide service provider and focal point for United Nations policing and other law enforcement matters.
  • Incorporate United Nations policing priorities in international peace and security processes.

The UNCOPS 2022 will also provide a special chance for top police officials from around the world and United Nations leadership to engage in dialogue.

The dialogue will be based on how the national and United Nations policing can work together to address current and future global security challenges, including man-made and natural crises and incidents.

As a result, it is believed that the Police chiefs will leave with a better awareness of how their own police services and populations benefit from the abilities, expertise, and experience that their national officers bring back from serving with the United Nations.

Additionally, Member States will have a chance to show their support for bolstering the UN Police by making specific commitments. In the first quarter of 2022, formal invitations will be delivered to Permanent Missions to the UN.