United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
|operation area||Central African Republic|
|German name||Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission of the United Nations in the Central African Republic|
|English name||United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic|
|French name||Mission multidimensional intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilization de la République centrafricaine|
|Based on UN resolution||2149 (2014)|
|Other UN resolutions||2217 (2015)
|Type of mission||Peace mission|
|management||Mankeur Ndiaye Senegal|
|Operating strength (max.)||11,650 soldiers, 2,080 police officers|
|Deaths||97 (as of January 1, 2020)|
|costs||$ 920.73 million (2016)|
|Location of the operational area|
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (French: Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilization de la République centrafricaine; MINUSCA ) is a United Nations peacekeeping mission into which the Bureau Intégré de l'Organisation des Nations Unies en Centrafrique BINUCA is incorporated. On September 15, 2014 MINUSCA took over the leadership of the African Union- led stabilization mission MISCA . It was founded by UN Security Council Resolution 2149 of April 10, 2014. The aim is to stabilize the Central African Republic . This is done by protecting civilians and UN employees, supporting the transition process, safeguarding humanitarian aid, protecting human rights, supporting the national judiciary and disarming and reintegrating former soldiers.
After repeated allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso ordered the withdrawal of around 600 Congolese soldiers who took part in MINUSCA on June 21, 2017.
On November 15, 2017, the UN Security Council voted for a renewed extension and increase of the mission by 900 men and a further year (until November 15, 2018). The maximum scope of the mission is now over 13,000 security guards, including 11,650 soldiers (including 480 military observers and staff officers) and 2,080 police officers.
- Official MINUSCA website (English)
- MINUSCA - Facts and Figures (accessed on November 16, 2017)
- MINUSCA Fact sheet. United Nations Peacekeeping Force , accessed January 1, 2020 .
- MINUSCA mandates. UN, accessed on May 14, 2017 .
- Congo's blue helmets leave the Central African Republic. In: Deutsche Welle . June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017 .
- Neue Zürcher Zeitung: The UN increases the blue helmet mission in the Central African Republic , November 15, 2017 (accessed November 16, 2017)