04 Dec 2013
Statement on the Situation in the Central African Republic

On 4 December the Global Centre released a statement calling upon members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to uphold their Responsibility to Protect in the Central African Republic (CAR) by supporting a resolution that authorizes robust measures to protect civilians, including granting the African Union-led International Support Mission in CAR (MISCA) and French forces a mandate to restore security and halt attacks against civilians. The Global Centre also noted that a more substantial UN presence is desperately needed in CAR and called upon the UNSC to make a clear request that the UN Secretary-General immediately begin preparations for a rapid transition of MISCA into a robust UN peacekeeping operation.