Nearly 20,000 police personnel have served 22 UN missions so far in countries torn by conflicts
Bangladesh Police has renewed its promise to continue work for peacebuilding in line with the UN Declaration of Shared Commitments anywhere in the world.
Observing the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, the force said it not only brings foreign currencies but also a unique glory for Bangladesh by helping peacebuilding in war-torn countries, said a police headquarters press release.
Bangladesh Police has been working in the UN missions for more than 30 years. The force is facilitating peaceful resolutions of disputes in the countries by completely obeying the international laws and regulations, being totally neutral and showing respect to the sovereignty of those nations.
Police began its journey for peacekeeping though Namibia operations in 1989 and helped the United Nations in multidimensional ways continuously. The Formed Police Unit was formed in 2005 while the Bangladesh Police sent its first ever female peacekeeping unit in 2010.
The press release said, "In 2013, Bangladesh Police in an unprecedented move sent a specialised contingent to South Sudan upon a 24-hour notice under intermission co-operation. So far, nearly 20,000 police personnel have served 22 UN missions."
Currently, 657 police personnel including four formed police units, individual police officers and 157 female police officials are working at numerous peacekeeping missions.
Bangladesh Police holds the history of highest sacrifice in peacebuilding. At least 22 police officials embraced martyrdom while many sustained injuries in line of the duty.