Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic, February 2019 (S/2019/145)

Report
from UN Security Council
Published on 15 Feb 2019 View Original

Preamble

We, the Government of the Central African Republic on the one part, and armed groups on the other part, hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”;

Gathered in Khartoum, Republic of the Sudan, from 24 January to 5 February 2019, within the framework of the dialogue process defined in the road map of the African Initiative for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic, signed in Libreville, Gabon, on 17 July 2017, the main objective of which is to promote dialogue between the Government and armed groups, with a view to reaching a comprehensive consensual agreement to put a definitive end to the crisis;

Expressing our profound appreciation for the efforts made by the Panel of Facilitators of the African Initiative in Bouar from 28 to 30 August 2018, which resulted in the consolidation of the demands of the armed groups and the facilitation of a direct dialogue; and, acknowledging the unprecedented investment of the international community, including the political commitment of the African Union and the United Nations, and the multifaceted support of the partners of the Central African Republic which mobilized in Brussels to support the recovery of the country through implementation of the National Plan for Recovery and Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic and the Mutual Engagement Framework, signed in Brussels on 17 November 2016;

Having conducted a thorough analysis of the situation in the Central African Republic in general and the nature of the crisis in the country in particular;

Determined to eliminate definitively the deep-rooted sources of the current crisis and promote genuine national reconciliation based on a social contract among the sons and daughters of the Central African Republic;

Reiterating our commitment to the relevant African and international instruments and the Constitution of the Central African Republic of 30 March 2016, the recommendations of the National Forum of Bangui, held from 4 to 11 May 2015, the positive contributions made by the dialogue held in Khartoum, the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions on the situation in the Central African Republic, as well as the decisions of the African Union, the Economic Community of Central African States and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region;

Recognizing that the people of the Central African Republic are suffering greatly and that all must act to build the common good, transcending legitimate political differences, and that all sons and daughters of the Central African Republic must display great patriotism in order to overcome their differences and put an end to this suffering;

Recognizing that this latest crisis has inflicted untold suffering, caused the deaths of many, resulted in thousands of internally displaced persons and refugees, with humanitarian consequences and disastrous economic losses, eroded the social fabric, encouraged separatism, profoundly destabilized the Central African Republic and threatened subregional cohesion and stability;