ANDIn an interview with Lusa at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Carrilho praised the Portuguese presence in several missions to elevate the Police around the world, whose “experience”, “delivery” and “dedication” contributed to the name of Portugal.
“Portugal, from an early age, through security services and services – such as the National Republican Police and the Foreigners and Borders Service -, from various police missions, in Bosnia, Angola, Mozambique and, more recently, in Timor-Leste Today, we have police officers deployed in the most diverse missions, including in MINUSCA, in the Central African Republic, and in South Sudan, with Unmiss, where we also have Portuguese police officers”, he said.
“We have many Portuguese working with great forces, but no, everyone who worked together and all of them worked and without everything, surrounded by work that they had from all forces, but no, they worked with the name of Portugal, of its national strength. , United in the way of being, but also in the delivery, work and maintenance of peace”, stressed the director of the United Nations Department of Operations.
According to Luís Carrilho, Portugal has a force that is an “honor for all” in the Central African Republic (CAR), indicating that the police, the military, but also the civilian in the region, have organized components in order to give its best to fulfill the mission mandate.
“That today in female women it is important participation that is very important with two Portuguese authorities, being that the police participate in the missions of Portugal continues to stand out at a higher level, so that, also, with the police participate the male comrades, designed to contribute to better security, a better quality of life in terms of security in the conditions of peacekeeping”, he added.
Luís Carrilho, also a Portuguese in a prominent position at the United Nations, was appointed to the post in November 2017 by the Secretary-General, António Guterres. Carrilho, Chief Superintendent of the PSP in Portugal, has also served as United Nations Police in peacekeeping operations.
Regarding his role as a police adviser, Carrilho says that it is a different coordination job with police commanders, having the responsibility of coordinating with the Member States the recruitment, selection and supervision of individual police, of units made up of police and experts in all peacekeeping missions in the world.
As for UNPOL, it was created more than 60 years ago, with the first being currently made up of about 10,000 police officers from 90 countries, they are working in 16 peace operations: peacekeeping missions, political missions and also in special police areas in several states.
Regarding the capacity to build security and the ability to act in functions such as the RCA, Luís Carrinho stressed that “there are many challenges” and that he has the strength to guarantee the security of various forces, the necessary protection and training, both individually and and at the institutional level, of the national security forces.
“The police are one of the most visible faces of the State and the United Nations. When, for the most diverse reasons, there is an absence of the police, the result of conflicts of religious origin, ethnic origin, economic origin or even the police, sometimes this space is unfortunately occupied by armed groups,” said english.
“Forces that those that are a legality that were for the population have a level of democratic process in all regions of existence and an authority of the State not legitimized legitimized and the security forces. the trust of the populations”, he told Lusa.
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