UN / WOMEN POLICE AWARD

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Nepali peacekeeper Sangya Malla serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) received the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 09 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

09 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“She represents something far larger -the many contributions of women police officers in advancing peace and security around the world. Through her work, Superintendent Malla embodies the best of the United Nations. Her service is another reminder of the importance of achieving gender equality across the United Nations system. Superintendent Malla, you have done your country, MONUSCO and the entire United Nations family proud.”

FILE – MONUSCO

3. Various shots, Superintendent Malla walking

09 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary- General for Peace Operations:
“As outlined in the Action for Peacekeeping Press Priorities, gender equality if more than numbers, it is about recruiting more women in leadership positions, increasing training opportunities for women within our mission and engaging more systematically with women leaders. By acting as a role model and leader for fellow police officers and members of the community, Superintendent Malla is an inspiration for all of us, and shows what can be accomplished when we support and empower our women police officers.”

FILE – MONUSCO

5. Wide shot, Superintendent Malla

09 NOVEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Superintendent Sangya Malla, Nepali peacekeeper serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the recipient of the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award:
“Women sometimes struggle to make a name for themselves, and it is my privilege to be a part of the system that believes them and empowers women by giving us the opportunity to assume leadership position and reach our full potential.”

FILE – MONUSCO

7. Various shots, women police officers working with communities

STORYLINE:

Nepali peacekeeper Sangya Malla serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) received the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award.

In a pre-recorded video for the 11th UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award Virtual Ceremony today (09 Nov), UN chief António Guterres said that Superintendent Malla represents something far larger - “the many contributions of women police officers in advancing peace and security around the world. Through her work, Superintendent Malla embodies the best of the United Nations. Her service is another reminder of the importance of achieving gender equality across the United Nations system.

Peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix sent his congratulations to Superintendent Malla. He said, “as outlined in the Action for Peacekeeping Press Priorities, gender equality if more than numbers, it is about recruiting more women in leadership positions, increasing training opportunities for women within our mission and engaging more systematically with women leaders.”

He continued, “by acting as a role model and leader for fellow police officers and members of the community, Superintendent Malla is an inspiration for all of us, and shows what can be accomplished when we support and empower our women police officers.”

Speaking via a video link, Superintendent Sangya Malla said, “women sometimes struggle to make a name for themselves, and it is my privilege to be a part of the system that believes them and empowers women by giving us the opportunity to assume leadership position and reach our full potential.”

Superintendent Sangya Malla with the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO, is Chief of its Police Health and Environment Unit, based in the capital, Kinshasa.

Ms. Malla, a medical professional by training, helped establish the unit, which is responsible for implementing policies and procedures concerning the health and well-being of personnel as well as United Nations Police environmental initiatives.

Her contributions have been especially important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, past Ebola outbreaks, and natural and humanitarian crises such as the volcanic eruption in the city of Goma last May. During that emergency, her unit alerted the local population and UN staff of precautionary measures. 
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