The Security Council’s 7153rd meeting on 10 April 2014 (S/PV.7153) focused on the situation in the Central African Republic and was devoted to the adoption of resolution 2149 (2014) (S/RES/2149) (2014) which authorized the deployment of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
The Security Council met to unanimously adopt resolution 2149 (2014) on the situation in the Central African Republic, particularly authorizing the deployment of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSMA). The Security Council heard from the Representative of Chad and the Representative of the Central African Republic.
During this current meeting, the speakers made no reference to women, peace and security issues.
Throughout the meeting, there were several missed opportunities to incorporate a gender perspective regarding women’s protection and participation concerns. The missed opportunities include: the humanitarian relief services; displaced persons and refugees; participation in the transitional government and future elections; mediation and reconciliation efforts; DDR; gender training and SSR.
In comparison to the recommendations put forth in the MAP for April 2014, this meeting’s record was not adequate since the speakers failed to discuss the aspects that were called for in the MAP including: a robust mandate to protect civilians and monitor human rights; the deployment of Gender Advisers, Women Protection Advisers, and Child Protection Advisers; medical and psychosocial services; benchmarks that include the participation of women in peace processes; and accountability for atrocities committed by all armed groups.
The current meeting of 10 April 2014 (S/PV.7153) was on par with the previous meeting of 6 March 2014 (S/PV.7128). Both meetings failed to address any women, peace and security issues.