Facts and Figures

1st January 2011: Creation of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).
 
 
 
2 March 2011: Official inauguration, Cité de la Démocratie, Libreville (Gabon), in the presence of Messrs. Ali Bongo Ondimba, B. Lynn Pascoe and Louis Sylvain-Goma, respectively President of Gabon, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs and Secretary-General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), main partner of UNOCA.
 
11 March 2011: Mr. Abou Moussa, from Chad, is appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA.
 
24 May 2011: Mr. Abou Moussa takes office.
 
May 2011: UN Secretary-General decides to entrust UNOCA the Secretariat functions of the UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC), mission previously assumed by the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC)  based in Lome, Togo.
 
15 June 2011: Arrival of Mr . Abou Moussa in Libreville, headquarters of UNOCA.
 
 
 
29 June - 1July 2011 : Participation to the 17th Summit of the African Union (AU) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
 
21 July 2011 : The President of the Security Council issues a Press statement in which he asks UNOCA, in coordination with the office of the United Nations to the African Union, to work with the African Union to facilitate cooperation between the continental organization and the UN on issues related to the fight against the threat posed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
 
18 August 2011 : Participation, by videoconference, of Mr. Abou Moussa in the Security Council to take stock of UNOCA’s activities. He emphasizes on the consequences of the Libyan crisis, the stability in Chad and on the need to mobilize more ressources to fight the LRA. 
 
18 August 2011 : In a Press statement, the President of the Security Council for the month of August, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri (India), says that the members of the Council appreciated the efforts made by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNOCA. They also, again, ask UNOCA to look at any possible contribution to assist the states in the sub-region in the areas of the security reform sector, promoting human rights, fighting against crossborder threats and the strenghtening of women’s contribution to the prevention and resolution of conflicts.
 
22 - 25 August 2011 :  Mission of the Head of UNOCA in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia). Mr. Abou Moussa holds working sessions with the colleagues of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), officials of the African Union (AU) in charge of peace and secutity issues, as well as with Diplomats. The discussions focused on how the AU and the UN can work together to better coordinate the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
 
10 & 11 October 2011 : Seminar of the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General, Regional Directors and Resident coordinators of the UN System in Central Africa on the coordination of regional efforts in conflict prevention and peace building in Central Africa. The Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations takes part to the event.
 
 
 
24 October 2011 : Participation of UNOCA in the 66th United Nations international Day. High attendance to the exhibition co-organized with the Gabonese Minister of Foreign Affairs, international Cooperation and Francophonie.
 
 
 
26 October 2011 : Information meeting in Libreville with the Ambassadors accredited in Gabon. Mr. Abou Moussa briefes them on the activities of UNOCA and shares with them the main resolution of the seminar on 10 and 11 October. The Diplomats appreciated the cooperation spirit.
 
 
 
14 November 2011 : Presentation, before the Security Council, of the first Report of the UN Secretary  General on activities and prospects of UNOCA.