UN: Two resolutions on the DRC and CAR focus on poaching and the illegal ivory trade

 

Two resolutions adopted, one on the Central African Republic (CAR), the other on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), point to wildlife poaching and trafficking as drivers of conflict in Central Africa for the benefit of organized crime.

 

 Please download: DRC UN Resolution  2136 (2014) 

application/pdf RCA-Conseil-de-sécrurité-LAB-EN.pdf (61.4 Ko)

application/pdf RCA-Conseil de sécurité-Résolution-LAB-Fr.pdf (73.6 Ko)

 

 

Amid growing evidence that the illegal trade in natural resources sustains armed groups in war-torn countries such as the DRC and CAR, the United Nations Security Council has renewed sanctions applied to these countries on January 30, 2014.

 

Expert observers such as Wendy Elliott, Species Programme Director at WWF, see the resolution as a major step forward in reducing human suffering, enhancing peace and security and strengthening wildlife protection, especially as perpetrators of wildlife poaching and smuggling will henceforth be punished, once it is proven that the revenue from their activities has been used to fund conflict..

 

By adopting the resolution, the Security Council aims to curtail the human genocide and extermination of animals recently observed in Central Africa. In fact, close to 20,000 elephants are killed each year in conflict-affected countries along with the loss of thousands of human lives.

 

  Following in the Security Council’s lead, the British government will be hosting a strategic meeting in February 2014 to address the issue of illicit wildlife trafficking.

 

To learn more, please click on the link below:DRC UN Resolution  2136 (2014) 

 

 

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application/pdf RCA-Conseil-de-sécrurité-LAB-EN.pdf (61.4 Ko)

application/pdf RCA-Conseil de sécurité-Résolution-LAB-Fr.pdf (73.6 Ko)

 

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