Chronology of Events

revised on 30 January 2015

LRA-affected areas

November 2011

On 22 November 2011, the AU Peace and Security Council authorised the implementation of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the LRA (RCI-LRA) for an initial period of six months and declared the LRA a terrorist group. On 14 November 2011, the Council heard a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General. Following the meeting, the Council adopted a presidential statement commending the AU’s efforts to resolution 2018 regionally engage the LRA issue. It further called on the AU to promptly appoint a Special Envoy for the LRA-affected areas (Francisco Caetano José Madeira was appointed as the AU Special Envoy on the LRA on 23 November). 

September 2011

On 27 September, the PSC released a press statement requesting the AU Commission to report to it on modalities for implementing the mechanisms provided for in the AU initiative.

August 2011

On 18 August, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General briefed the Council via videoconference. In a press statement issued after the meeting, the Council encouraged UNOCA to establish partnerships with regional organisations in order to face regional challenges, such as the LRA. The Council also requested UNOCA to consider ways to assist states in Central Africa, tackling issues such as security sector reform and promoting human rights.

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