UN calls for help in capturing Kony; endorses AU strategy
The United Nations Security Council is asking member states to help the African Union equip a force searching for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army.
It is also endorsing the strategy set up by the UN and African Union.
Abou Moussa, head of the U.N. Regional Office for Central Africa told the Council that strategy focuses on five key objectives.
"One, support to the operationalization and full implementation of the AU regional Cooperation Initiative against the LRA. Two, enhancing efforts to promote the protections of civilians. Three, expanding disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration activities to cover all LRA affected areas. Four, promoting a coordinated humanitarian and child protection response in all LRA affected areas. And lastly, supporting LRA-affected Governments in the fields of peace building, human rights, rule of law and development, to enable them to extend state authority across their territory." (Duration: 49″)