Some members of the UN security Council shall be arriving Cameroon today 2nd of March 2017 where human right abuses, the Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance have collided to create one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.The 15 ambassadors from the UN's top decision-making body hope to draw global attention to the emergency affecting 21 million people across four countries: Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.The visit could also pave the way to stronger action by the Security Council to address alleged human rights violations by Cameroon security forces in the Anglophone areas of the country.
The visit begins in Cameroon a week after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres set off alarm bells over the threat of famine in northeast Nigeria, the epicenter of the Boko Haram conflict.
The United Nations is seeking $1.5 billion in funding for 2017 for the Lake Chad region -- almost half of which is needed for northeast Nigeria, where 5.1 million people face acute food shortages.The visit begins in Cameroon a week after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres set off alarm bells over the threat of famine in northeast Nigeria, the epicenter of the Boko Haram conflict.
The United Nations is seeking $1.5 billion in funding for 2017 for the Lake Chad region -- almost half of which is needed for northeast Nigeria, where 5.1 million people face acute food shortages.
Mark Bareta writes:
It should be recalled that Cameroun Foreign Minister while addressing the UN Human Rights Council made some declarations which are all lies.
1. He said all grievances of Lawyers and Teachers have been sorted out. This is a big lie.
2. He said we are extremists looking for problems and a host of others.
3. That through government actions, things are going back to normal
Hey guys let us not rejoice yet, in power play, economic interest comes first. As these members of UN Security council visits, they have been fed with lies by La Republique and the government will show them only what they need to see like taking them to ENS and ENSET where majority francophones are going to school.
Tapang Ivo analyses the rule of the UN security council:
The Security Council responds to crises around the world on a case-by-case basis and it has a range of options at its disposal. It takes many different factors into account when considering the establishment of the new peacekeeping operation, including:
1. Whether there is a ceasefire in place and the parties have committed themselves to a peace process intended to reach a political settlement;
2. Whether a clear political goal exists and whether it can be reflected in the mandate.
3. Whether a precise mandate for a UN operation can be formulated.
4. Whether the safety and security of UN personnel can be reasonably ensured, including in particular whether reasonable guarantees can be obtained from the main parties or factions regarding the safety and security of UN personnel.
The Security Council establishes a peacekeeping operation by adopting a Security Council resolution. The resolution sets out that mission’s mandate and size.
The Security Council monitors the work of UN Peacekeeping operations on an ongoing basis, including through periodic reports from the Secretary-General and by holding dedicated Security Council sessions to discuss the work of specific operations.
The Security Council can vote to extend, amend or end mission mandates as it deems appropriate.
Under Article 25 of the Charter, all UN members (Cameroon included) agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council. While other organs of the UN make recommendations to the Member States, the Council alone has the power to take decisions which the Member States are obligated to implement.