Vietnam’s First Peacekeeping Police Unit Formed

The Ministry of Public Security has set up Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1 to strengthen security in areas of mission deployment and for United Nations agencies.

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Recently, the Ministry of Public Security’s Office of United Nations Peacekeeping has been preparing to announce the establishment and launch of Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1. This marks Vietnam’s first armed peacekeeping police unit.

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Nam. Photo: Vietnamnet

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Nam stated that the United Nations and international partners have recognized the dedication of public officers and the Ministry of Public Security in deploying an armed police peacekeeping unit.

“According to United Nations regulations, countries will send peacekeeping police to participate in three areas, which include individual officers, special police teams, and armed police teams,” said Lieutenant Colonel Nam.

The mission of Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1 is to enhance security in the mission deployment area and United Nations agencies, ensure the safety of people, and protect human rights.

Peacekeeping Police officers must possess foreign language proficiency, knowledge of international law, and combat technical qualifications. Photo: Vietnamnet

“To deploy an armed peacekeeping police unit, strict evaluation criteria in line with United Nations standards must be met,” he remarked.

Peacekeeping Police officers must demonstrate foreign language proficiency, knowledge of international law, and combat technical qualifications. Despite the post-conflict environment, officers must always be prepared to ensure safety in all situations.

“Despite the challenges we face, we are determined to carry out our mission with the pride of soldiers in the Vietnam People’s Police. Peacekeeping Police Unit No. 1 will strive to continuously improve to meet United Nations standards. We aim to foster a positive image of Vietnam and be recognized by other countries for our role in securing peace and safety worldwide,” said Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Nam.

He affirmed that officers and soldiers in the unit remain loyal to the party’s guidelines, policies, and laws.

“The unit will adhere to the party’s policies and guidelines, the state’s policies and laws, and the leadership of the Central Public Security Party Committee to promote Vietnam’s sense of responsibility within the international community. It further supports the deployment of forces for participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations,” he added.

Charlotte Pho