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An Exit Strategy For MINUSCA – Progress and Obstacles

In mid-2017, a research team from the Stimson Center and the Better World Campaign, which traveled to the Central African Republic (CAR) to review the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA).

The report below focuses on MINUSCA’s exit strategy – the mission’s efforts now to lay the groundwork that will eventually allow it to draw down and hand over its responsibilities to CAR state authorities. It identifies recommendations from its trip and summarizes key issues related to protection of civilians, the restoration and extension of state authority, the disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, and repatriation of combatants, security sector reform, and the advancement of rule of law and the fight against impunity.