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Senior military official in Chad for talks on future of UN mission

A top United Nations military official is in Chad today for consultations with Government officials on the next stage of operations to bring stability to strife-ridden eastern Chad and the northeast of the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).

Senior UN official assesses status of stabilization force during visit to Chad

The United Nations official overseeing support for the world body’s various peace operations is in Chad to assess the deployment of the force tasked with bringing stability to the eastern part of that strife-torn nation and to the northeast of the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).

Chad: first batch of police trained by UN to protect refugees deployed to east of country

The first contingent of Chadian police trained by the United Nations to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) will begin their deployment in the volatile east of the country today.

Security Council defers decision on UN troops for Chad, Central African Republic

The Security Council today put off until December a decision on the size of a military component to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad, for which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed 6,000 troops.

No real progress on accord between Chadian Government and rebels, UN reports

The situation in Chad remains fragile and there has been no notable progress towards implementing a year-old agreement between the Government and the main rebel groups, a senior United Nations official said today.

Ban recommends 6,000-strong UN force for Chad, Central African Republic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today proposed that the Security Council consider sending 6,000 United Nations troops to replace a European Union force in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR), which have both been wracked by violence and civilian displacement in recent years.

UN peacekeeping official visits Chad and Central African Republic

A senior United Nations peacekeeping official is visiting Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) for talks on the performance of the nascent UN mission to the neighbouring African countries.

UN Standing Police Capacity completes first field mission

The United Nations Standing Police Capacity (SPC) has wrapped up its first start-up mission, training recruits for a specialized police unit in Chad that will be responsible for protecting some 300,000 refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the east of the strife-torn country.

Senior UN official convenes two days of round-table talks on Chad

The top United Nations official in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) is convening two days of international talks starting today that are aimed at finding ways to help support the nascent UN peacekeeping mission being deployed to the strife-torn African countries.

Chad: Ban voices concern over impact of violence on humanitarian situation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over the impact of rebel activity in eastern Chad, which has thwarted access of humanitarian workers to the hundreds of thousands of people uprooted from their homes by violence.