Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Chad (December 2010) The full withdrawal of the UN Mission in Chad (MINURCAT) is due on 31 December, as per SCR 1923 (2010), and will not be followed by another UN mission. Given the history of insecurity and human rights violations in Chad, there is great concern about a potential ensuing crisis for civilians in the country. The capacity of the Chadian government to provide security for the civilian population in eastern Chad continues to be a major concern in light of a culture of near total impunity, particularly for crimes against women and girls. With the withdrawal of the UN Mission fast approaching, the Council must now maintain a high level of engagement in eastern Chad to ensure that the security situation does not deteriorate. In particular, the Security Council should ensure that the Chadian government implements a detailed and transparent program for civilian protection in eastern Chad, including by sustaining the Détachement intégré de sécurité (DIS) after MINURCAT’s departure.