Call for the reinforcement of means and capacities of UNOCA
The 8th Report of the UN Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) will be introduced today 11 June to the Security Council by his Special Representative in the sub-region, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily. In the report, Mr. Ban Ki-moon calls, inter alia, for increased logistics and for the reinforcement of the capacity of the Regional Office to enable it to meet its challenges, including those related to the regional impact of the attacks of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin, maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and the threat that continues to be posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). There is also, increasingly, the "growing security problems" generated by the electoral processes in some countries. The situation is worrying in view of the political agenda of the sub-region dominated, through 2018, by several crucial polls rendez-vous.