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Central African Republic: Briefing and Consultations

Tomorrow morning (21 February), the Security Council will hold an open briefing and closed consultations on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the CAR and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Valentine Rugwabiza is the anticipated briefer.

Rugwabiza is expected to describe the latest developments in the CAR based on the Secretary-General’s most recent report on MINUSCA, which was circulated to Council members on 16 February and covers developments since 16 October 2023 (S/2024/170). She may focus on the political situation in the country following the promulgation of a new constitution on 30 August 2023. The Secretary-General’s report notes that CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has proposed dialogue initiatives with political opposition and armed group leaders. Some of these actors expressed willingness to participate in the proposed dialogue, while others declined, among other matters, because of their reluctance to legitimise the new constitution.

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