Posted by: africanpressorganization | 24 August 2010

Côte d’Ivoire / Ivorian gendarmes attend training session on maintenance of law and order organized by UNOCI police





Côte d’Ivoire / Ivorian gendarmes attend training session on maintenance of law and order organized by UNOCI police



ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, August 24, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Some thirty Ivorian gendarmes are attending a training programme on the techniques of the maintenance of law and order during the electoral period organized by the UN police (UNPOL). The session started on Monday 23 August at the headquarters of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Abidjan.


According to the Deputy Chief of the UN Police, General Sylvestre Kibeceri, the training programme follows a request from the leadership of the Ivorian gendarmerie, who referred to the United Nations’ Resolution 1939 which recommends UNOCI to accompany the Ivorian parties in the framework of the preparations for elections.


“The training session is aimed at reinforcing the capacity of our partners of the Ivorian police and gendarmerie”, said General Kibeceri at the opening ceremony of the working session. “It will be an opportunity to efficiently witness what the UN mission does in the framework of elections and put into practice what you will learn”, he said to the participants who will in turn in be in charge of training other gendarmes.


On behalf of his colleagues, Captain Ange Nouko of the National Gendarmerie said the participants were very happy to attend the seminar. “Though we have been well trained, we are happy because we know that we will be better trained here on the international norms of security which are very useful in this electoral period”, he said after congratulating the perfect collaboration between UNPOL and its partners of the Ivorian police and gendarmerie.


The three-week training will cover various modules such as the respect of professional ethics, protection and security arrangements for elections, the role of the police and gendarmerie within the framework of the electoral process and how to deal with violence against women and girls.



Mission of UN in Côte d’Ivoire


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