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United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

The Joint Task Force welcomed the cooperation between the two organizations in Madagascar and Central African Republic (CAR) as models of cooperation

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019. The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political…

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Security Council Press Statement on Central African Republic

The members of the Security Council commended the African Union for its leadership role in the peace and reconciliation process and the peace talks held in Khartoum

The members of the Security Council heard a briefing on the Central African Republic by the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on 7 February 2019. The members of the Security Council welcomed the signing of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR by the CAR Authorities and…

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Mr. Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Secretary-General congratulated the President on his inauguration as Head of State of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He welcomed the President’s readiness to work in collaboration with the United Nations to address the challenges facing the DRC. The Secretary-General and the President exchanged views on the priorities…

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with the President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Mr. Hage Gottfried Geingob

The Secretary-General emphasised the importance of Namibia’s leadership in implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Hage Gottfried GEINGOB, President of the Republic of Namibia. The Secretary-General commended President Geingob for his efforts and initiatives as Chair of the Southern African Development Community to maintain peace and stability in the region. The Secretary-General emphasised the importance of Namibia’s leadership in…

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United Nations Secretary-General appoints Mr. Mankeur Ndiaye of Senegal as Special Representative for the Central African Republic

Mr. Ndiaye succeeds Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon, who has been leading the Mission since August 2015

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Mr. Mankeur Ndiaye of Senegal as his new Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Mr. Ndiaye succeeds Mr. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon,…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the signing of the Central African Republic peace agreement

The Secretary-General commends the leadership role of the African Union in the talks

On the occasion of the signing of the Global Peace Agreement between the Government of the Central African Republic and armed groups, on 6 February in Bangui, the Secretary-General congratulates all stakeholders for the successful conclusion of the talks that took place in Khartoum, Sudan. The Secretary-General commends the leadership…

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Highlights of the Noon Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for Secretary-General António Guterres: Cameroon

The UN is also concerned about the reported arrest of Mr. Maurice Kamto, the leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement

In answer ro questions about the situation in Cameroon, the UN is concerned about reports of violence and use of force by security forces during demonstrations in Douala in recent days. We condemn incidents of violence at Cameroonian embassies in Paris and Berlin. The UN is also concerned about the…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the attacks against MINUSMA

The Secretary-General recalls that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a MINUSMA convoy near Douentza, Mopti region, this morning. Two peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed and six injured. A peacekeeper from Burkina Faso was injured in a separate IED attack against another Mission convoy near Douentza yesterday. The…

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Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to Chad and to MINUSMA

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on 20 January 2019 against the camp of MINUSMA in Aguelhok, which resulted in 10 peacekeepers from Chad killed and several others injured, in spite of the robust response from MINUSMA. The members of the Security…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Mali

He wishes a swift recovery to the injured and pays tribute to the dedication and courage of the men and women serving in MINUSMA at great personal risk and sacrifice

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the complex attack against the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) this morning in Aguelhok, Kidal region. Ten peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 injured. MINUSMA forces responded robustly and a number of assailants were killed. The Secretary-General…