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Central African Republic Situation: UNHCR External Regional Update 13, 24 Apr – 1 May 2014

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  • UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, arrived in Bangui on 1 May and is to meet with President Catherine Samba-Panza and members of the transitional government. Prior to his arrival in Bangui, and in view of creating regional dialogue and support for the newly created UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Ladsous met with the President of Republic of Congo in Brazzaville and the President of Chad in Ndjamena.

  • On 30 April, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Abdoulaye Bathily as both the Special Representative for Central Africa and the Head of the UN Regional Office (UNOCA) tasked with helping to consolidate peace and prevent conflict in the Central African region. Also appointed by the UN Secretary-General were Aurélien Agbénonci and Laurence D. Wohlers as his Deputy Representatives for the newly created MINUSCA, due to take over responsibilities from MISCA in the CAR. Mr. Agbénonci will also serve as UN Resident Coordinator as well as the UN Development Programme Resident Representative.