Continued Attacks by Illegal Armed Groups in Central African Republic Thwarting Progress towards Implementing Peace Agreement, Special Representative Tells Security Council

18 Oct

Unabating attacks by illegal armed groups in the Central African Republic are exacerbating the already‑fragile security situation and undermining valuable progress made in establishing institutional stability, the Head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there told the Security Council today, as members examined the situation ahead of an imminent vote on renewing the Mission’s mandate, which expires on 15 November.

Security Council 2127 Committee Meets Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

13 Aug

On 13 July 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held joint informal consultations with Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Central African Republic Convenes Meeting with Regional States in Connection with Final Report of Panel of Experts

3 Aug

On 23 July 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a meeting with representatives of the Central African Republic, Angola, Cameroon, Chad and Rwanda in connection with the final report of the Panel of Experts dated 25 June 2021 (document S/2021/569).

Adopting Resolution 2588 (2021) by 14 Votes in Favour, 1 Abstention, Security Council Extends Mandate of Expert Panel on Central African Republic, Renews Arms Embargo

29 Jul

The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending for one year its arms embargo on the Central African Republic — as well as a travel ban and assets freeze imposed on certain individuals and entities, as designated by its sanctions committee — and renewing for 13 months the mandate of the Panel of Experts tasked with assisting that body.

Central African Republic Seeing Spikes in Rights Violations, Attacks on Aid Workers, Special Representative Tells Security Council, Calling for Support

23 Jun

Prolific violence surging in the Central African Republic has made that country one of the most dangerous places in the world for humanitarian personnel, the Head of the United Nations Mission there told the Security Council today, as members examined the situation in the wake of contentious presidential elections held in December 2020.

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Removes One Entity from Its Sanctions List

5 Apr

On 5 April 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) approved the removal of the following entity from its List of Individuals and Entities subject to the measures set out in Security Council resolution 2399 (2018) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Security Council Increases Size of Central African Republic Stabilization Mission, Adopting Resolution 2566 (2021) by 14 Votes in Favour, with 1 Abstention

12 Mar

The Security Council decided today to increase the authorized size of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to enhance its ability to perform its priority mandated tasks “in the current evolving context”.

Democratic Gains in Central African Republic Must Be Preserved by Completing Electoral Process, Peace Operations Chief Tells Security Council

24 Feb

Nearly two months after holding its first round of presidential elections, the Central African Republic continues to suffer from vicious attacks by armed groups and asphyxiated supply routes, officials told the Security Council today in a videoconference meeting, as delegations weighed whether to further reinforce the United Nations peacekeeping presence in the conflict-affected country.