• The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend sanctions against the Central African Republic (CAR) for another year.
• Resolution 2454, adopted unanimously yesterday by the 15-member council, decides to renew the sanctions regime – an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze till January 31, 2020.
• It also decides to extend the mandate of the panel of experts, which helps the Security Council with the implementation of the sanctions, until Feb 29, 2020.
• The resolution envisages the establishment of key benchmarks in various sectors that could help the Security Council review the arms embargo on the CAR government by April 30, 2019.
Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Prelims level: UNSC
Mains level: Issues related to the UNSC, its membership, VETO power etc.