Denmark supports UNODC's capacity building program for Pakistan's border management agencies, police and prosecution services

Islamabad, 26 January 2017 - The Government of Denmark has signed a DKK 4 million partnership agreement with UNODC Pakistan that aims to improve the capacity of Pakistan's border management agencies, police and prosecution services. 

The funding agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Denmark, H.E. Mr. Ole Thonke and Mr. Cesar Guedes, Country Representative UNODC. The funds will also support in building capable and accountable institutions within the security and justice sector, so it would lead to more effective investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.

One of the program components focuses on improving the capacity of Pakistan's border management agencies and their cooperation with Afghanistan, using an integrated border management system based on cross-border collaboration. By providing knowledge, training, equipment and support to collaborate with Afghanistan, the program is expected to make Pakistan's border agencies more effective in reducing threats in border regions and strengthen their cooperation with Afghan counterparts. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ole Thonke pledged Denmark's full support to UNODC Pakistan to enhance the security and rule of law in Pakistan under its 'Country Programme II' initiative, and as important pre-requisites for developing a secure and fair society for the people of Pakistan. "We fully believe that through this support the institutions would be strengthened to protect the population, thereby increasing trust in government, and contributing to overall stability within Pakistan and its surrounding borders", said Ambassador Thonke. He also emphasized that Denmark strongly supported the 'on-going' regional processes aimed at developing a regional consensus for peace, security, stability and development, underlining Denmark's commitment to strengthen the cooperation.

On the occasion, Mr. Guedes, thanked the Government of Denmark for their all contributions, and highlighted the importance of building capacity of law enforcement agencies managing border regions of Pakistan and cross- border cooperation with counterpart authorities. He said that UNODC would continue its support to police and prosecution departments in Pakistan to become more effective at protecting the public against crime and related illicit threats.

Ambassador Mr. Ole Thonke, accompanied by UNODC Representative Mr. Cesar Guedes and concerned staff, later visited the eLearning centre's facility established by UNODC in the vicinity of Diplomatic Enclave at Islamabad Capital Police (ICT)-Security Division Office. While the training of designated ICT Police' officers on eLearning platform was in progress, the delegates observed that the training methodology had been effective in terms of accumulative 'knowledge-gains' produced by the learners, that remained over 100% as recorded by the Learning Management System installed at the ICT Police (Security Division) eLearning centre. It is worth noting that the training platform currently offers 92 computer-based courses, tailored to needs of security officers- especially in the field, at more than 50 dedicated eLearning centres across Pakistan.        





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1.     Radio Pakistan

2.     Pakistan Observer

3.     The News

4.     Stateview

5.     Roznama Express

6.     Pakistan Affairs

7.     DAWN

8.     Daily Awsaf

9.     Embassy of Denmark in Pakistan

10.   Jehan Pakistan