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MINUSCA takes over responsibilites from MISCA in the official hand-over ceremony on 15 September 2014.
15 September 2014
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UN Secretary-General meets with internally displaced people camped near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, 5 April 2014. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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Following his recent visit to the CAR, the Secretary-General makes a unique personal appeal for peace in the national language of Sango.
Security Council establishes UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, 10 April 2014
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Mission facts

  • Location:
    Central African Republic
  • Headquarters:
    Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Duration:
    April 2014 to present

Mandated to protect civilians and support transition processes in the Central African Republic

Concerned with the security, humanitarian, human rights and political crisis in the Central African Republic and its regional implications, the Security Council authorized on 10 April 2014 deployment of a multidimensional United Nations peacekeeping operation – MINUSCA, with the protection of civilians as its utmost priority. Its other initial tasks included support for the transition process; facilitating humanitarian assistance; promotion and protection of human rights; support for justice and the rule of law; and disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation processes.

MINUSCA subsumed the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) on the date of the establishment. On 15 September 2014, the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) transferred its authority over to MINUSCA, in accordance with resolution 2149 (2014).

Central African Republic: Ban welcomes official deployment of UN mission, UN News Centre, 15 September 2014

In Bangui, UN peacekeeping chief discusses roll-out of Central African Republic mission, UN News Centre, 3 May 2014

“Central African Republic needs immediate help” – op-ed of the UN Secretary-General published by The Washington Post on 14 April 2014