Stefan Feller, UN Police Adviser and Director, United Nations and Thomas Schirrmacher

(Bonn, 13.05.2016) Stefan Feller, UN Police Adviser and Director, United Nations, addressed several Members of the German Parliament and the Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom about efforts to rebuilt just police structures in countries of concern. Feller pointed out that functioning and unbiased police is vital for upholding human rights and a just court system in a country.

On 18 April, 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Stefan Feller of Germany as the new United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Mr. Feller has more than 36 years of professional experience in national and international policing, in particular strategic planning, operations and policy development. He served in the State Police of North-Rhine Westphalia for more than 21 years, where he rose to the rank of Director of Operations. Since 2000, Mr. Feller has pursued an international career in peacekeeping. Among other posts, he was the Police Commissioner in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, the Head of the Police Unit in the Council of the European Union, and from 2008 to 2012, the Head of the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

German Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Harald Braun, represents Germany since March 2014. Before this, he was undersecretary of state in the German State Department 2011 to 2014.

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