Central African Republic

Central African Republic: UN chief to launch independent inquiry into sexual abuse case

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced his intention to establish an independent review panel to investigate the United Nations' handling of sexual abuse allegations involving foreign troops in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Organization has confirmed.

UN rights chief urges inquiry into violations by international forces in Central African Republic

The United Nations human rights chief has urged several States to intensify their efforts to investigate long-standing allegations that soldiers in their forces sent to keep the peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have committed very serious violations, including killing of civilians and sexual exploitation of local women.

FEATURE: One UN peacekeeper's mission to improve prisons in Central African Republic

This is 35-year-old Oscar Ouedraogo’s first deployment with a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The native of Burkina Faso has been working as a corrections officer for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) since 20 September 2014, in the capital, Bangui.

Security Council welcomes Central African Republic national forum, urges implementation of peace pact

The Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation forum held in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the inclusive, grassroots-level manner in which the consultations were carried out, particularly by ensuring the participation of women, and called on the country's Transitional Authorities, with the support of the United Nations, to speedily implement the forum's outcomes.

UN-facilitated accord leads to release of some 350 children in Central African Republic

In the single largest release of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic since violence erupted there some two years ago, some 350 children have been freed following an agreement facilitated by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that will allow them and thousands of others to reclaim their lives and resume their childhood.

Ban welcomes Central African Republic peace pact as reflection of people’s aspirations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people of the Central African Republic (CAR) for the adoption of a peace pact that reflects on their aspirations to put the conflict behind them once and for all and to build a more peaceful and democratic country.

Central African Republic: armed groups agree to release child soldiers, says UNICEF

As part of an agreement facilitated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), up to 10,000 children currently associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) will be released from roles such as combatants, sex slaves and cooks, a spokesperson for the agency told reporters in Geneva today.

Central African Republic: UN investigation into sexual abuse allegations continues

The United Nations is proceeding with its investigation of the events surrounding the release to a third party of an internal report on allegations of sexual misconduct by French military personnel in the Central African Republic (CAR), a spokesperson for the Organization has confirmed.

UN peacekeeping chief wraps up trip to Central African Republic as Mission reaches full strength

The United Nations peacekeeping chief finished a four-day trip to the Central African Republic today, his visit to the country coinciding with the UN stabilization Mission there achieving full operational capability for the first time.

UN warns Central African Republic is becoming largest forgotten humanitarian crisis

The Central African Republic (CAR) is quickly becoming the largest forgotten humanitarian crisis of our time with some 60 percent of its population in need of aid, including nearly 900,000 people forcibly displaced by conflict, but assistance programmes remain “dramatically underfunded,” the United Nations refugee agency said today.