Head of UN Peacekeeping Operations visits the Central African Republic

Bangui, 25 April 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, arrived in Bangui on Saturday for a four-day visit in the Central Africa Republic. Mr. Ladsous who will be accompanied by the Military Adviser to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations will .assess progress made by the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA) in the implementation of its mandate.

During his visit Mr. Ladsous will mark the achievement of full operational capability of the Mission established a year ago. He will meet with the transitional authorities, a few days before the opening of the National Bangui Forum scheduled to take place from 4 to 11 May 2015. He will fly to the regions to measure firsthand the achievements and challenges in the support to the stabilization in the CAR.

Prior to this visit, Mr. Ladsous had come to the CAR in September 2015 during the transfer of authority between the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) and the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA). He has also visited the country in April 2014 in light of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2149 that established the Mission.

Seasoned diplomat, Mr. Ladsous heads the Department for Peacekeeping Operations since October 2011.