Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Central African Republic (June 2018)
As the Security Council discusses the latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), the human rights and humanitarian situation, particularly outside the capital, Bangui, continues to worsen. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has increased from 400,000 in May 2016, to 688,700 at the end of 2017. MINUSCA also documented 73 incidents of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) during this past quarter (S/2018/125). Most survivors do not receive essential post-rape medical or mental health care until days or weeks later, if at all, due to non-functioning services, lack of knowledge about services, or lack of funds. In its consideration of the report, the Security Council should ensure there is information on the implementation of existing WPS provisions (S/RES/2387 (2017), OPs 42(a)(iii), (b)(ii), (b)(iii), (b)(iv), 43(b)(iv), (c)(i), (c)(ii), (d)(ii), (e)(xi), 51) and consultations with CSOs (S/2017/865). Additionally, the Council should request information on how implementation of the code of conduct on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) reflects the recommendations of the independent review of the Central African Republic (CAR), as well as recent policy decisions (A/71/818; A/72/751; S/RES/2272 (2016)). Troop- and police-contributing countries should ensure gender parity, a permanent, reasonable rotation of field contingents, and should develop on site disciplinary sanctions to soldiers violating the code of conduct.