VOV.VN - An international workshop was held in Hanoi on May 30 to examine opportunities and challenges to female security and police officers in UN peacekeeping missions.
The workshop was jointly held by the Vietnam People’s Police Academy and UN Women under the auspices of the Canadian Government.
Domestic and international delegates discussed ways to encourage female security and police officers to engage in, and at the same time to promote gender equality in UN peacekeeping operations.
They emphasized the important role that female security and police officers play in UN peacekeeping operations, as well as the importance of promoting diversity in conflict resolution and post-conflict peace building.
The delegates also pointed out positive changes following female officers’ engagement in UN peacekeeping activities, such as enhancing community cohesion, accessing justice and approaching gender-sensitive conflict resolution, so as to build trust and promote peace in conflict-affected areas.
Addressing the event, Caroline Nyamayemobe, acting representative of UN Women in Vietnam, emphasized that by sharing knowledge and best practices, “we have been working to promote gender equality and women’s meaningful participation in peace and security”.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline O'Neill, Canadian Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security who was visiting Vietnam, highly appreciated Vietnam developing the National Action Plan for women, peace and security, which she said clearly demonstrates its commitment to encouraging more female security and police officers to join global peacekeeping activities.