Peace Keeping missions
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police has the unwavering commitment and participation on the United Nations International Peace keeping Missions duties to fortify regional, global peace and security. Police officers both man and women, have active participation on this noble cause to foster peace and stability in war torn countries like South Sudan, Darfur and Liberia.
The ZRP’s contribution to international peacekeeping has been on record and has also acclaimed unreserved recognition by the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO). To date Zimbabwe is among the premium pillars in international peacekeeping operations since 1991 when the country was requested to contribute troops to the peacekeeping mission in Angola (UNIMVEM). Twenty-six officers were deployed in Angola in 1995.
Ever since that period, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations has acknowledged Zimbabwe as a reservoir of dependable assistance at all levels of peacekeeping operations.
Zimbabwe has so far provided its staff to Angola, Somalia, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Kossovo, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan, Abyei and Darfur.
1 400 police officers who have been deployed to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations since its inception. Of this number 993 are males while 407 are females.
Zimbabwe has been identified as one of the most visible and recognized contributors of female police officers to the peacekeeping effort.
Besides these postings, some ZRP officers have posted several senior professional positions in various missions and other countries like Italy, Guinea Bissau, Somalia, Liberia and the UN Headquarters in New York.