I. Organizational, administrative and other matters
Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Community of Central African States
This question was included in the agenda of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, in 2000, at the request of Equatorial Guinea (A/55/233).
The General Assembly considered the question at its fifty-fifth to fifty-seventh and fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 55/22, 56/39, 57/40 and 59/310). At its resumed fifty-fifth session in September 2001, the Assembly decided that the cooperation item should be biennialized, starting at the fifty-seventh session (resolution 55/285).
At its sixty-second session, under the item entitled “Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa”, the General Assembly encouraged the States members of the Economic Community of Central African States to pursue their efforts to render the Central African Early-Warning System (known as MARAC) fully operational; and requested the Secretary-General to provide the necessary assistance for its smooth functioning (resolution 62/53).
- Report of the Secretary-General (resolution 55/285)
References for the fifty-fifth session (agenda items 61 and 62)
References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 108 (h))
- Report of the Secretary-General A/61/256, part one, sect. VII
- Plenary meetings A/61/PV.38, 39 and 109
Related links :
- African Union: Economic community of Central Africa
- United Nations
- UN Secretary general's message : Security in Central Africa [EN] [FR]