Norwegian appointed UN Police chief in South Sudan

Christine Fossen, UNMISS.

Former Norwegian police chief Christine Fossen has been appointed Police Commissioner of the UN Mission in South-Sudan (UNMISS).

Fossen will lead a police force of 1908 police men and women in 10 regions in South-Sudan.

„There were many well qualified applicants. Therefore we are very happy that the UN chose Christine Fossen to this central leadership role. It shows that the Norwegian police has a good reputation,“ Monica Mæland, the Norwegian Minister of Justice said in a statement.

Fossen has been a special advisor in the Ministry of Justice since 2019. She is educated as a lawyer.   and started her police career in 1990. For 19 years she has served as a police chief. Fossen has also served as Head of Mission of TIPH, the Temporary Mission of Hebron.

„It is not every day that leaders in the Norwegian police are nominated to such a high position at the UN. We congratulate Fossen with this exciting and important position,“ said police director Benedicte Bjørnland.