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Female Senior Police Officer Command Development Course

Female Senior Police Officer Command Development courses will be held in December 2017.
Start date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017
End date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Event location: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

While the representation of women has increased from 7 per cent to 17 per cent for individual police officers and from 2 per cent to 6 per cent within Formed Police Units from 2009 to 2016, women in command positions have remained very low with only one Head of Police Component in 17 missions throughout the period.

These development courses will help create a talent pool to fast track nominations of qualified female senior police officers who can be presented as candidates to the upcoming UN Police Command Course, the Senior Recruitment Roster and vacancy positions for leadership and middle management posts in UNPOL components in field missions and the Police Division.

Each training course will address the unique challenges and opportunities women face as they vie for nominations to leadership positions in police peacekeeping operations.

3-8 December 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From 3 to 8 December 2017, the Police Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the African Union will co-host the First Female Senior Police Officer Command Development Course as a regional course for Anglophone Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Nominations have closed.


Application materials are located below:

Prerequisite readings

If you are selected to attend the course, please read the below materials:

Prerequisite online e-learning courses

Please ensure you complete the e-learning courses a week before the course begins. 

Additional information

For more information, please visit the following websites: