UNSC adopts resolution to extend sanctions against Central African Region

• 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.

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