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Central Africa still burdened by multidimensional crisis, Security Council told

11 June 2015 – The Central Africa region is still facing many challenges, including an economic crisis aggravated by the drop in oil prices, rising youth unemployment, and terrorist activities, as well as the cross-border impact of crises in Central African Republic (CAR) and Burundi, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the sub-region warned today.


Central African Republic: UN chief to launch independent inquiry into sexual abuse case

03 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced his intention to establish an independent review panel to investigate the United Nations' handling of sexual abuse allegations involving foreign troops in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Organization has confirmed.


UN rights chief urges inquiry into violations by international forces in Central African Republic

31 May 2015 – The United Nations human rights chief has urged several States to intensify their efforts to investigate long-standing allegations that soldiers in their forces sent to keep the peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have committed very serious violations, including killing of civilians and sexual exploitation of local women.


‘Use your voices to claim your rights,’ Ban urges university graduates in Belgium

28 May 2015 – Addressing the graduating class at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, where he was bestowed an honorary degree today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave students one final homework assignment: become global citizens with global vision.


FEATURE: One UN peacekeeper's mission to improve prisons in Central African Republic

28 May 2015 – This is 35-year-old Oscar Ouedraogo’s first deployment with a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The native of Burkina Faso has been working as a corrections officer for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) since 20 September 2014, in the capital, Bangui.