Digital Desk, United Nations. The Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) for another 12 months until November 15, 2022. Resolution 2605 also stipulates that the peacekeeping mission, known as Minusca, is reported by Xinhua news agency. It will maintain its current personnel level which will consist of 14,400 soldiers and 3,020 police officers.
The proposal was approved by 13 of the 15 members of the Security Council. China and Russia did not participate on the grounds that the views of the CAR government were not adequately reflected in the draft.
Resolution 2605 stipulates that Minuskas’ mandate shall be implemented over a multi-year period of time to create political, security and institutional conditions conducive to national reconciliation and sustainable peace through the implementation of the 2019 Political Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation and the elimination of the threat. Designed to advance the strategic vision. Presented by armed groups through a comprehensive approach and proactive and strong posture without prejudice to the basic principles of peacekeeping.
The resolution authorizes Minuska to take all necessary means to fulfill its mandate within its capabilities and areas of deployment. The Peacekeeping Mission is also tasked with promoting and protecting human rights in the CAR. To provide assistance for expansion of state authority, deployment of security forces and protection of territorial integrity.