Inaugurated on 2 March 2011, the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), based in Libreville (GABON), offers support to states in the sub-region in the areas of conflict prevention, mediation and peace building. In addition, UNOCA provides support to sub-regional organizations, including the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS), its main partner, in building capacity for early warning and mediation. Assistance in organizing credible and peaceful elections is also part of UNOCA’s mandate as well as the promotion of inter-agency cooperation in the sub-region. This cooperation is provided through the strengthening of good governance and human rights, and helping to fight against small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, transnational organized crime and armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

 

UNOCA covers 10 countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe.

 

Since May 2011, UNOCA manages the Secretariat of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on security questions in Central Africa (UNSAC), comprising the 10 ECCAS members mentioned above and Rwanda. UNOCA is headed by a Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr.  Abou  Moussa, who was appointed to this position in March 2011.

 

Cité de la Démocratie, Villas 55, 56, 57 – PO Box : 23773 Libreville, GABON

Tel : +(241) 01 74 14 01 Fax : +(241) 01 74 14 02

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