From 15 July to 9 August 2019 in Lomé, Togo, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), the Alioune Blodin Bèye Peacekeeping School in Bamako (EMP Bamako), and the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection of Togo, co-organized training of trainers (ToT) of the Togolese police and gendarmerie meat to prepare Formed Police Units(FPU) for deployment to United Nations peacekeeping missions including the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
The closing ceremony was chaired by the Secretary General of the Togolese Minister for Security and Protection of civilians in the presence of the Diplomatic Corps, Civil Society Organizations, and Representatives of International Organizations. The UN Resident Coordinator and other United Nations Agencies attended the ceremony as well.
Thirty (30) trainees officers of the Togolese police and gendarmerie including 5 women were trained over a period of one month in UNREC premises and at the Togolese Peacekeeping training Center for the active modules.
Participants became familiar with the context of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, the operationalization of MINUSMA's mandate, police techniques, FPU procedures as well as weapons use, and engagement with communities as per United Nations norms and standards.
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