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Joint Press Statement on peace and stability in the Central African Republic | UN Women

Internally Displaced Women in Bangui, Central African Republic  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, to shine a light on the crisis in the country. He met with internally displaced people (IDPs) camped near the airport and those living in the grounds of Bangui’s main mosque. He also addressed the National Transitional Council.   A view of internally displaced women and a child at the main mosque in Bangui during the Secretary-General's visit.  (UN Photo/Evan Schneider, Bangui, Central African Republic)

Internally Displaced Women in Bangui, Central African Republic
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, to shine a light on the crisis in the country. He met with internally displaced people (IDPs) camped near the airport and those living in the grounds of Bangui’s main mosque. He also addressed the National Transitional Council.
A view of internally displaced women and a child at the main mosque in Bangui during the Secretary-General’s visit.
(UN Photo/Evan Schneider, Bangui, Central African Republic)

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop and the ECCAS Special Representative in the Central African Republic (CAR), emphasize that women’s rights, participation and leadership are vital to peace and stability in the CAR.

 27 May 2014 — (Bangui) We have just completed a three-day joint mission to the Central African Republic, 24-26 May 2014, where we saw first-hand the impact of the current crisis on women and girls and the efforts underway to protect the population and advance peace and stability.

We came here to meet with the different actors and stakeholders, and to support women’s full participation and leadership in efforts for conflict resolution, peacebuilding, humanitarian response, and reconciliation and recovery.

We had an opportunity to discuss the situation with the Transition Head of State, Catherine Samba-Panza. She has a difficult and challenging task and we offered her our full support.

For more on this story, visit: Joint Press Statement on peace and stability in the Central African Republic | UN Women – Headquarters.

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Officials from the United Nations, the African Union and the regional bloc ECCAS, who have conducted a three-day joint mission to the Central African Republic (CAR), are calling for further international efforts to advance peace and stability in the country.

For more on this story, visit: UN, African officials urge efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR | GlobalPost.

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