Police officers undergo trainers’ workshop

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The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

POLICE trainers from different provinces who attended a weeklong workshop on human rights and law enforcement in Port Moresby can now pass on their skills to their colleagues.
Held between July 11 and 16, the training provided a group of 30 male and female officers a chance to strengthen their knowledge on human rights and law enforcement.
It was organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in coordination with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the Bomana Police Training College.
According to a statement from the United Nations office in Port Moresby, the trainers’ course was expected to be followed by the rolling out of workshops throughout the country.
The participants contributed in delivering training materials, testing training techniques and discussing issues relevant to human rights and policing in PNG.
They are now expected to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes to other police officers.
“These efforts are key to make the police force in Papua New Guinea a stronger institution to maintain a peaceful society and ensure access to justice for all,” said Olushola Ismail, United Nations resident coordinator and Unicef representative to Papua New Guinea, in his remark at the closing ceremony of the training.
“The United Nations in Papua New Guinea looks forward to continue working with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.”
Promoting human rights is one of the core purposes of the United Nations, Ismail said.