From May 23 to 25, 2022, at Amphitheater No 350 of the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon (IRIC), created in 1971, in Yaoundé, the Permanent Advisory Committee of the United Nations in charge of Security Issues in Central Africa commemorated its 30th anniversary at the service of the activities of the States of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee in charge of security issues in Central Africa. This committee was set up on May 28, 1992 by the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), in accordance with Resolution 46/37 B adopted on December 6, 1991 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. United (UN). This committee is a response to a request made on November 28, 1986 by the member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), who wanted to have a tool to deal with the many conflicts with which they had been confronted since 1980.
This committee was able to implement several mechanisms and instruments in favor of peace and security in Central Africa. This specifically concerns: the Central African Convention for the control of small arms and light weapons, their ammunition, and all parts and components that can be used for their manufacture, repair and assembly approved on April 30, 2010 during the 30th UNSAC meeting held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; the non-aggression pact signed in Yaoundé on July 8, 1996 by the Heads of State and Government of Central Africa; the Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa (COPAX); the United Nations Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa (1999); of the Parliament of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), which is governed by a Convention dated June 24, 2008.
In this celebration, Burundi was represented by Mrs. Domitille NDIKURIYO, Director of the Promotion of Migrants within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.
This committee has an office commonly referred to as the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa as its Secretariat. Previously, this mission relied on the United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Central Africa (UNREC). This committee’s main mission is to carry out “activities for the reconstruction and strengthening of confidence between its member states, in particular through confidence-building measures and the limitation of armaments”. In 30 years of life, we recognize that the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Issues in Central Africa has achieved its objectives. Despite the reform of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), this committee remains a laboratory for the commission in the architecture of peace and security in Central Africa.