Agenda Item 10: Technical Assistance and Capacity-building
Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic (oral update) A/HRC45/35
Statement by: International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD)
Delivered by Buba Ceesay / GICJ
09 July 2021
Thank you, President,
We thank the Independent Expert for his update on technical assistance and capacity-building in the field of human rights in Central African Republic.
We remain deeply concerned with the humanitarian situation in Central African Republic and its further deterioration because of the armed conflict.
We would like to raise the urgent threats from explosive ordinances that have been recently increasing due to intensified conflict particularly in the West of Central African Republic. Amidst the dire humanitarian situation in the country, more people face new threats, which further exacerbates the plight of humanitarian workers who already face the challenge of accessibility in bringing aid to those desperately in need.
The number and situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is also of great concern especially towards the stabilisation of communities and society at large in the country.
We at International Organization for All Forms of Racial Discrimination and Geneva International Centre for Justice urgently recommend capacity-building towards strengthening an integrated psychosocial support system, particularly for children but also for IDPs and women who have suffered forms of sexual violence.
We also recommend technical assistance and capacity-building towards enhancing judicial systems as well as human rights training and education for enforcers of law under the government.
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