UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic

MINUSCA Central African President, Faustin Archange Touadera, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat and 14 armed groups initialed the Central African peace and reconciliation agreement, in Khartoum, Sudan, on February 5 2019.

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country.

In a statement issued Saturday evening by a UN spokesperson, Mr. Guterres commended the leadership of the African Union, particularly in the successful conclusion of the consultations that were held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18 to 20 March, with United Nations support on CAR.

This latest move towards a more inclusive Government in long-troubled CAR comes following the signing on 6 February in the capital, Bangui, of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation between the Government of CAR and 14 non-State armed groups.

CAR has been grappling with conflict since 2012, as fighting between the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia and the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition killed thousands and left two out of three civilians dependent on humanitarian aid.

In 2013, armed groups seized the capital and then President François Bozizé was forced to flee. After a brief period of reduced violence in 2015, and elections held in 2016, fighting intensified again at the end of the year.

Peace talks had started on 24 January this year in Khartoum, Sudan, and lasted 10 days under the auspices of the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in CAR, led by the African Union with UN support.

In today’s statement, the Secretary-General urged all signatories of the Political Agreement to adhere to its agreed principles, especially the rejection of violence and respect for human rights and human dignity.

“He further urges all signatories of the peace agreement to expedite its implementation,” the statement said.

Mr. Guterres also reiterated the UN’s commitment to assisting the CAR and called on “all partners” to continue to support the country’s people and Government in their efforts to secure lasting peace.

Advertising

the sting Milestone

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Second review shows improvements but a permanent Ombudsperson should be nominated by 28 February 2019

Draghi: Germany has to spend if Eurozone is to exit recession

Eurozone: How safe are our deposits? Which banks will survive?

Eurozone: The crisis hit countries are again subsidizing the German and French banks

Northern Bahamas ravaged by ‘disaster of epic proportions’ as UN releases $1 million in emergency funds

St. Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

EU members commit to build an integrated gas market and finally cut dependency on Russia

EU-Turkey relations: Erdogan plays the refugee card while beefing up gas operations in the Eastern Mediterranean sea

3 megatrends for the factories of the future

Europeans show record support for the euro

Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis

Towards a zero tobacco public space in Cameroon

Main results of Environment Council of 09 October 2018

COP25: Developing nation’s strike hard

Transport Committee pledges to stop empty flights due to COVID-19

‘Make healthy choices’ urges UN agency, to prevent and manage chronic diabetes

Europe can be at the heart of tech with purpose

A new way to teach active citizenship to students?

‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council, surveying ‘bleak’ state of civilian protection

The EU might as well go down the drain if foreign meddling corrupts May’s elections

EU budget for 2019: do more for the young, SMEs and the climate, urge MEPs

B-I-R-D: 4 digital technologies that can help supply chains take flight

EU strengthens cooperation with Ethiopia

Main results of EU-Japan summit: Tokyo, 17/07/2018

Nearly 3 billion people around the globe under COVID-19 lockdowns – Today’s coronavirus updates

Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief

Password managers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Here’s why

EU Summit: Why was Poland isolated in opposing Tusk and the ‘multi speed’ Europe

UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide

To feed 10 billion people, we must preserve biodiversity. Here’s how

How to give start-ups a head-start

3 ways activists are being targeted by cyberattacks

#Travelgoals: why Instagram is key to understanding millennial tourism

How do we go about improving mental health in the community and reducing suicide rates in the 15-29 age group?

How to turn Africa’s manufacturing sector into a high-tech powerhouse

Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Commission defines actions to address risks and challenges

WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth

This man is installing 100 trash barriers in Bali’s rivers to stop plastic pollution

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

Drug laws must be amended to ‘combat racial discrimination’, UN experts say

UN human rights chief regrets closure of Burundi office following Government pressure

The Khashoggi affair: A global complot staged behind closed doors

IPCC reports devastating climate consequences; US in denial while EU does not fully support the 2050 net zero emissions target

EU Commission – US hasten talks to avoid NGO reactions on free trade agreement

General Data Protection Regulation shows results, but work needs to continue

Artificial Intelligence: These 3 charts show what people really think

Tougher defence tools against unfair imports to protect EU jobs and industry

China hails human rights progress amid calls to close detention camps

Antitrust: Commission imposes interim measures on Broadcom in TV and modem chipset markets

‘Passport to dignity’ that schools represent may expire fast, without emergency funding warns UN Palestine refugee agency

Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The European Parliament declares climate emergency

‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech

These innovations could keep us cool without warming the planet

Climate change: Will COP23 be able to accelerate the implementation of the Paris agreement?

Safer roads: More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles

ISIL continues to pose a ‘serious challenge’ worldwide – UN counter-terror chief

Moving from commitment to action on LGBTI equality

UN chief praises Malaysia’s death penalty repeal as ‘major step forward’

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anti-competitive conduct of Amazon

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s