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The Security Council expressed “deep concern” regarding persistent violence perpetrated by armed groups against civilians, UN peacekeepers, and humanitarian workers in Bangui and in the rest of the Central African Republic (CAR). UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 13 JULY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, Exterior, United Nations

13 JULY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations:
“The Security Council expresses its deep concern regarding persistent violence perpetrated by armed groups, in Bangui and in the rest of the country, against civilians, United Nations peacekeepers, and humanitarian workers, as well as violations of international humanitarian law, abuses and violations of human rights, including those committed against children and those involving sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, resulting in an unacceptable number of deaths, injury and displacement.”
4. Various shots, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations:
“The Security Council reaffirms its support to the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR and its roadmap that was adopted in Libreville on 17 July 2017 which both constitute the main framework for a political solution in the CAR, as agreed by CAR authorities and under their leadership.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations:
“The Security Council notes the various measures taken by MINUSCA and troop-and police contributing countries to combat sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), which has led to a reduction in reported cases, but still expresses grave concern over numerous allegations of SEA reportedly committed by peacekeepers in the CAR, as well as by non-United Nations forces, and reiterates the need for troop-and police-contributing countries, and as appropriate, MINUSCA, to promptly investigate those allegations in a credible and transparent manner and for those responsible for such criminal offences and misconduct to be held to account.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations:
“The Security Council expresses its deep concern for the humanitarian situation in the CAR, including the alarming situation of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), where nearly half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations:
“The Security Council reiterates its demand that all parties allow and facilitate the full, safe, immediate and unhindered access for the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance to populations in need. The Security Council encourages Member States to scale up funding to urgently respond to the humanitarian needs in the country identified in the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

The Security Council expressed “deep concern” regarding persistent violence perpetrated by armed groups against civilians, UN peacekeepers, and humanitarian workers in Bangui and in the rest of the Central African Republic (CAR).

In a Presidential statement read today (13 Jul) by the Swedish ambassador Olof Skoog, the Security Council expressed its “deep concern” regarding persistent violence perpetrated by armed groups, as well as “violations of international humanitarian law, abuses and violations of human rights, including those committed against children and those involving sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, resulting in an unacceptable number of deaths, injury and displacement.”

The Council also reaffirmed “its support to the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the CAR and its roadmap that was adopted in Libreville on 17 July 2017 which both constitute the main framework for a political solution in the CAR, as agreed by CAR authorities and under their leadership.”

The Security Council noted “the various measures taken by MINUSCA and troop-and police contributing countries to combat sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), which has led to a reduction in reported cases, but still expresses grave concern over numerous allegations of SEA reportedly committed by peacekeepers in the CAR, as well as by non-United Nations forces, and reiterates the need for troop-and police-contributing countries, and as appropriate, MINUSCA, to promptly investigate those allegations in a credible and transparent manner and for those responsible for such criminal offences and misconduct to be held to account.”

The Council also expressed “its deep concern for the humanitarian situation in the CAR, including the alarming situation of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), where nearly half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance.”

The Council reiterated “its demand that all parties allow and facilitate the full, safe, immediate and unhindered access for the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance to populations in need. The Security Council encourages Member States to scale up funding to urgently respond to the humanitarian needs in the country identified in the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan.”
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