Posted by: APO | 13 May 2008

Mbororo / Report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Migrations of Mbororo Nomadic Pastoralists

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 119TH MEETING OF THE

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL

 

At its 119th meeting held on 11 April 2008, the Peace and Security Council of

the African Union (AU) adopted the following decision on the Report of the Fact-

Finding Mission on Migrations of Mbororo Nomadic Pastoralists, dispatched to the

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR), the Sudan

and Cameroon, pursuant to decision PSC/PR/Comm.(XCVII) of the 97th meeting of

the Council held on 25 October 2007:

Council:

1. Takes note of the Report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Migrations of

Mbororo Nomadic Pastoralists [(PSC/PR/2 (CXIX)], as well as the statements made

by the representatives of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of the

Sudan and the Republic of Cameroon;

2. Expresses satisfaction at the smooth conduct of the Fact-Finding Mission

and expresses gratitude to the political, administrative and other authorities of the

countries visited, as well as the United Nations Agencies, non-governmental

organizations and other bodies met by the Mission, for the assistance and

cooperation extended to it;

3. Recognizes the complex nature of the problems linked to the phenomenon of

trans-border migrations of Mbororo nomad populations, and underscores the need

for a concerted regional approach, taking into account all the dimensions of the

issue, with a view to finding an appropriate solution;

4. Takes note of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission as contained

in its report. In this respect, Council fully supports the convening of a meeting of

the countries concerned, with the participation of the various stakeholders as soon as

possible and under the aegis of the AU, in order to promote a concerted and regional

approach;

5. Requests the Commission, within the framework of the AU Border

Programme, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Communities, to facilitate

the elaboration of cooperation projects between member States for the management

of cross-border migratory movements, in particular nomadic pastoralists;

6. Also requests the Chairperson of the Commission to continue to monitor the

evolution of the situation, including sending periodic fact-finding missions to the

countries concerned and to keep the Council regularly informed;

7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.


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