The United Nations, on November 15, 2018, awarded 431 Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving in its mission in Central African Republic (CAR), with the medal of service excellence. The medals serve as recognition for their efforts in furthering peace and security under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA).
The decorated officers constitute three contingents; two Rwanda Formed Police Units (FPUs) and a Protection Support Unit (PSU). Other 13 serve as Individual Police Officers (IPO), who work as advisors and mentors.
The UN-Secretary General to MINUSCA, Kenneth Gluck also thanked the Government of Rwanda for its commitment to global peace.
Despite the mission challenges, Gluck said the decorated officers maintained their dedication and commitment spirit.