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The Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for twelve months and authorized an increase of 900 troops in its troop ceiling, as recommended by the Secretary-General. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR
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DATELINE: 15 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

15 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan left, Security Council vote
3. Med shot, Central African Republic Ambassador Ambroisine Kpongo
4. SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“This resolution delivers support, which we hope will be decisive support for MINUSCA with a troop ceiling increase of 900 military personnel. This increase was anticipated by all. It will enable MINUSCA to be provided with more means of action and more flexibility so as to better enable MINUSCA to deliver on its protection of civilians mandate.”
5. Med shot, CAR Ambassador
6. SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“The crisis plaguing the CAR cannot be resolved through a security response alone. The resolute commitment of all actors concerned is of paramount importance. To that end, this resolution reaffirms the Security Council’s full support of President Touadéra, and it encourages him to build upon the efforts, which up until now have helped to facilitate national reconciliation.”
7. Wide shot, Security Council
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Bédializoun Moussa Nébié, Special Representative of the African Union to the Central African Republic (CAR):
“I would like once again to thank the Secretary-General, who in his customary wisdom called for an increase in the troops celling on MINUSCA, and as we saw this morning, the Council complied with his request. The recent uptick in violence against civilians and United Nations peacekeepers comes as a strong reminder that only a long-term development policy can break the cycle of fragility.”
9. Wide shot, Council

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The Security Council today (15 Nov) renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for twelve months and authorized an increase of 900 troops in its troop ceiling, as recommended by the Secretary-General.

Ambassador François Delattre of France, penholder of the resolution, said it delivers support, “decisive support for MINUSCA” and will enable the mission “to be provided with more means of action and more flexibility” so as to better deliver on its protection of civilians mandate.

Delattre said “the crisis plaguing the CAR cannot be resolved through a security response alone”

The resolution, he said, reaffirms the Security Council’s full support of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, and “encourages him to build upon the efforts, which up until now have helped to facilitate national reconciliation.”

The CAR’s Ambassador, Bédializoun Moussa Nébié, thanked the Secretary-General for his efforts, and said “the recent uptick in violence against civilians and United Nations peacekeepers comes as a strong reminder that only a long-term development policy can break the cycle of fragility.”

MINUSCA’s new mandate will focus on three priority tasks: the protection of civilians; enhanced support to the peace process, including national reconciliation, social cohesion and transitional justice; and facilitating the creation of a secure environment for the immediate, full, safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance.

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