The award was presented at a ceremony co-hosted by the UN Police Division of the Department of Peace-keeping Operations (DPKO) and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN.
Ms. Phyllis Ama Tebuah Osei, from the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Chief Superintendent of Police from the Ghana Police Service, was selected for the award as her policing work directly and positively impacted the community and the host state police in Jubaland, Somalia.
“It is an honour to work for UNSOM, where I assisted in strengthening activities on gender and child related issues,” says UN Police Officer Osei. “I also support the police in Jubaland on issues of Justice and Human Rights,” she added.
Ms. Phyllis Osei has three Master’s degrees: From Middlesex University in the UK, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the University of Ghana.
The award aims to establish a role model for women police peacekeepers and to promote the UN Secretary-General’s Gender Parity Strategy and DPKO’s Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy, through encouraging Member-states to deploy more female police officers to peace-keeping and special political missions./.Compiled by BTA
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