UN envoy to Liberia welcomes all-female peacekeepers

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, Alan Doss told the all-female peacekeeping unit in Liberia that “we know from police experience around the world that women officers are good at handling potentially violent situations.”

“I am quite confident that with your help we can maintain a peaceful, stable and violence-free environment in Liberia,” Mr. Doss told the unit made up 105 female officers with 20 male supporting staff – the first largely female Formed Police Unit to be deployed to a UN peacekeeping operation.