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Afghanistan International Police Coordination Board (IPCB),

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The United Kingdom on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 took over as co-chair of the Afghanistan International Police Coordination Board (IPCB), the main coordination body for donor technical assistance to the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs.
Canada had co-chaired the IPCB since August 2017.

The IPCB is chaired by the Minister of Interior of Afghanistan, assisted by a co-chair ambassador drawn from the IPCB donor countries. Meanwhile, Nicholas Kay, UK Ambassador to Kabul, insisted on the completion of an investigation into ghost soldiers by the Ministry of Interior. I look forward to hearing about progress on the personal asset inventory to identify the ghost police at the Geneva Ministerial Conference in November 2018. Your partners will want to hear that this program is complete and that there is action being taken against those responsible for misdirecting funding for salaries.”

The Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak meanwhile said more than 97 percent of police force members have been registered on the biometric system. “We divided the issue of ghost police into three phases: one phase was the fundamental phase in which police force members will be included into biometric system. Currently, our improvement is 97.5 percent in this respect,” said Barmak.

The International Police Coordination Board was established during the Dubai International Conference on Afghanistan in 2006. IPCB took over on the 20th of January 2007 to act as the main coordination board for police reform in Afghanistan.

The statement of the mission says: “The international community assists the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a common effort to reform the Afghan National Police, in accordance with the vision and priorities of the Afghan Ministry of Interior, into a credible, respected, professional, increasingly government-funded police service that is committed to the rule of law, is supportive of the government of Afghanistan and its people, and acts consistently in accordance with established principles of international law and national regulations.”

The IPCB Board Level (Board), chaired by the Afghan Minister of the Interior, consists of the Ambassadors from fourteen member nations (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States) and the Heads of Mission from eight member organizations (MoI, European Union, EUPOL, GPPT, ISAF, NATO SCR, UNAMA, and UNDP/LOTFA).

The aim of IPCB-S is to facilitate communication and coordination among all the international and national actors in the area of policing in Afghanistan.

Last Modified 2018-09-20
Established 2018-09-20