NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 3 – The Community of Sant’Egidio will brief the UN Security Council on November 6 on the situation on the Central African Republic. The council will meet on Minusca, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the African state. Besides Mauro Garofalo, Head of International Relations at Sant’Egidio, the Council will hear from the Secretary General Special Representative, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga and the African Union Special Representative, Bedializoun Moussa Nebie.
Comunita’ di Sant’Egidio,an Italian Ngo, facilitated the ceasefire agreement signed in Rome by the armed groups in June and continue to play an active role in the country, not only in relation to the ceasefire. After the briefing, the Council will hold closed consultations on the matter. Last June in Rome Sant’Egidio negotiated an important “political agreement” paving the way for the pacification of a state plagued by years of civil war and grave internal tensions that have caused many victims and thousands of refugees. Community of Sant’Egidio for years has been working for the reconciliation of the country.
The agreement was based with the political situation, security and with economic, humanitarian and social issues. In the first point, in addition to the ceasefire under the control of the international community, the parts reaffirmed the will to respect the integrity of the national territory, the representativeness and the recognition of all political-military groups for the reconstruction of the country, the respect for the results of the 2016 presidential and legislative elections and, more generally, the work to build “a dynamic of reconciliation”.
Security is ensured by the free movement of persons and property, the restoration of state authority throughout the country, while at the economic, humanitarian and social level they are committed, inter alia, to the reconstruction and In the protection of national and international NGOs present in the country. (@OnuItalia)