UN / CAR TOUADERA

16-Mar-2017 00:02:43
The President of the Central African Republic asked UN Security Council members to help his government train its army as well as to reinforce the UN peacekeeping mission in CAR due to the "complexity of problems on the ground." UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR TOUADERA
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH /NATS

DATELINE: 16 MARCH 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior of the UN Headquarters

16 MARCH 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council meeting
3. Zoom in, Touadera arriving
4. Cutaway, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic:
“The humanitarian situation, as you know, remains critical. We are facing enormous challenges. The population of the interior of my country continues to flee their homes and seek refuge at random places. I launch here an urgent appeal to the international community to increase their aid and help us return the displaced to their homes.”
6. Wide shot, Council’s meeting
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic:
“I ask the Security Council to help us find the fastest way, through either bilateral or multilateral cooperation to train our army in addition to the training provided by the EUTM because the security challenges are great and the country is very big which require us to train and deploy a greater number of soldiers.”
8. Cutaway, Touadera at the Council
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic:
“It is equally important to consider reinforcing the MINUSCA with personnel and material so it can better execute its mandate since every day I see the difficulties the force is facing due to the size of the country and the complexity of the problems on the ground.”
10. Wide shot, Touadera and Ladsous at the Council meeting
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“Neither DDRR alone, nor military force will resolve the armed group problem that plagues the country. Successful disarmament requires that all groups wholeheartedly agree to enter the DDRR and that a broader agreement that responds to the legitimate grievances of the armed groups and the population is put in place.”
12. Cutaway, Touadura
13. Zoom in, photo op Touadera and Guterres
STORYLINE
In his speech at the meeting of the Security Council Thursday (16 Mar), the president of the Central African Republic (CAR) Faustin Archange Touadera launched an “urgent appeal to the international community to increase their aid and help us return the displaced to their homes.”

Tuadera also asked Council’s members to help find “a fastest way” to train country’s armed forces in addition to the training provided by the EUTM (European Union Military Training Mission) “because the security challenges are great and the country is very big which require us to train and deploy a greater number of soldiers.”

Thanking the Security Council for sending to CAR its peacekeeping mission (known under its French acronym MINUSCA) with a robust mandate, the president said “t is equally important to consider reinforcing the MINUSCA with personnel and material so it can better execute its mandate since every day I see the difficulties the force is facing due to the size of the country and the complexity of the problems on the ground.”

Speaking also at the Council, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous said that “neither DDRR alone, nor military force will resolve the armed group problem that plagues the country. Successful disarmament requires that all groups wholeheartedly agree to enter the DDRR and that a broader agreement that responds to the legitimate grievances of the armed groups and the population is put in place.”

According to Ladsous, over half of Central Africans, some 2.2 million people, are in need of assistance or are food insecure.

President Tuadera also met today with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
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