Issues of peace and security in centre of United Nations meeting in Central Africa.
At the initiative of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Special Representatives of the Secretary General of the UN, Regional Directors and the Resident Coordinators of UN System in Central Africa and the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations New-York, will me
et in Libreville, the capital of Gabon, from 10 to 11 October 2011 as part of a seminar on issues of peace and security.
The major challengeof this top meeting: engaging the debate onways tocoordinate effectively,atsub-regional level, efforts by the United Nationsin the concerned areas
Participants will mainly focus on the need to develop strategies to support sub-regional initiatives for conflict prevention and peace building as well as those related to conflict resolution, particularly through the capacity building of regional organizations such as the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS), the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (EMCCA), the Great Lakes Community of States (GLCS), etc..
In this context,a special session will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to focus oncross-border threatsdominated byincessant attacksperpetrated by theLord's Resistance Army (LRA).The fight againstthismovementis oneof the major tasks entrusted to UNOCA by theSecurity Council. UNOCA, by this action, is responsible for coordinatingthe actions of theUnited Nations systemin the affected countries(CAR, DRC,Uganda,SouthSudan) andto facilitate cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (AU).