Lingyun Xu Wan
NEW YORK (LNC) – The United Nations Security Council just extended the mandate of their “Blue Helmets” or Mission of Stabilization in the Central African Republic (Minusca) up to July 31, under the argument that the situation is still “a threatening for international peace and security.”
The UN Security Council now presided by China, authorized the troops of MINUSCA to use every available resource to “fulfil their objectives,” according the statement issued.
The Resolution 2281, adopted by unanimity in the Council, requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations carry out a strategic assessment of the peacekeeping force, together with the Central African Government in order to identify future scenarios.
Anyway, the mandate of the mission was extended in a context marked by new allegations of sexual abuse committed by foreign troops, French soldiers and blue helmets, in the Central African Republic, including against minors.
As a result of the scandal, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, triggered an investigation last year, and recently announced a group of measures to prevent and deal with the phenomenon.
The UN urged countries with designated personnel responsible for sexual abuses to make inquiries and punish the guilty parties.
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April 2016 LAMINE MEDIA