Security Council renews mandate of UN mission in Central African Republic

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A government of national unity is being formed in the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of the agreements to end the conflict in the country.

That's what Ambassador Charles Armel Doubane told the Security Council on Thursday after it unanimously adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the country (BINUCA) until 31 January 2014.

Ambassador Doubane said the Central African Republic was made fragile by the events of December last year when armed rebels took control of the northern part of the country.

He told the Security Council that efforts are underway to implement the agreements signed in Libreville, Gabon, earlier this month.

"The National Union government that was so yearned for and wished for by all is being formed. This government will have no other alternative but to move in this direction pursuant to its mission focusing increasingly on bringing peace to the country, restructuring the defence and security forces, relaunching the social and economic sectors and the convening of the upcoming legislative elections. However, the scope of the damage having undertaken a post-crisis evaluation, is immense."

Duration:  33″

Ambassador Doubane expressed the hope that the international community will support the Central African Republic in its quest for peace and development.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

Duration: 1'26"

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