On the sidelines of the third edition, the United Nations (UN) has named the UAE the sponsor of the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) for 2024 in its fourth edition.

The summit, which is the largest gathering of police chiefs in the world, is a regular event held every two years at the UN Headquarters in New York. Police chiefs from member states will participate in the event and hold bilateral talks, with the aim of enhancing security and peace operations, and achieving cooperation in the policing, security and peace field among Member States.

A UAE Ministry of Interior delegation has taken part in the third UNCOPS 2022 along with senior representatives of regional and professional police organisations in New York from 31st August to 1st September, 2022. The event witnessed a huge turnout of police chiefs working in United Nations missions around the world.

The Summit aims to contribute to promoting international peace and security and development for all through a unified force and a national enabling role. It also aims to enhance mutual understanding among current and potential police, financial contributors, the United Nations Secretariat and entities of the United Nations on what the UN police need to carry out the diverse and complex tasks assigned to them, including protecting civilians, rebuilding national police services, preventing crime and conflict, and sustaining world peace.

The UNCOPS 2022 is an opportunity for global police executives and the United Nations leadership to engage in discussions on how the UN police and national police can support each other when addressing current and emerging global security challenges, including crises and natural and man-made incidents. They can benefit from of the skills, knowledge and expertise that national police personnel acquire from the service of the UN, their police services and their population.