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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.
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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Security Council President (Estonia) on Central African Republic – Media Stakeout (7 Jun 2021)” – below is their description.
Elements to the press by Gert Auväärt, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia and President of the Security Council for the month of June, following closed consultations on the Central African Republic.
Following a closed briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Central African Republic (CAR) Mankeur Ndiaye, the Security Council Council today (7 jun) issued a statement that “strongly condemned ongoing human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and stressed the need to bring to justice the perpetrators.”
The statement, read by Estonian Ambassador Gert Auväärt, called on all parties “to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and ensure safe and unhindered humanitarian access.”
The members of thew Security Council, he said, “reiterated the importance of ensuring the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Status of Forces Agreement.”
The statement noted that “attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes.”
Estonia holds the presidency of the Council for the month of June.United Nations YouTube Channel
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The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.
As of 2020, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.
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