Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Fraocoise Louceney Fall has said a quick implementation of the outcomes of Cameroon’s major national dialogue will contribute in deescalating tension in the restive Anglophone regions.
François Louceney was addressing the UN Security Council on the security issue in Cameroon and the Central African sub region as a whole.
To him, further discourse among all stakeholders is very vital in order to quell underlying tensions among marginalized communities.
Describing the upcoming 2020 twin elections as a crucial test of democracy, UNOCA boss said it will also show the determination of national stakeholders to achieve genuine stability and socioeconomic development for all Cameroonians, urging all sides to step up their efforts to protect and promote human rights and to tackle impunity.
Regarding the entire sub region, he highlighted the security, humanitarian, socioeconomic and human rights challenges in the 11‑nations with emphasis on salient aspects such as climate change, attacks by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin and threats to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea.
Also speaking at the council was China’s delegate who explained that Central Africa’s key challenges are s result of insufficient, unbalanced and unequal development. While encouraging the international community to support developmental efforts however, the delegate stressed that the situation in some parts of the subregion does not threaten international peace and security and therefore does not require United Nations intervention.
Other country representatives at the session also took turns to dwell on the challenges faced as well as possible means of resolving them amicably.