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Central African Republic

The Secretary-General said he was deeply saddened by the death of three peacekeepers from Bangladesh in the Central African Republic when their convoy was hit by an explosive ordnance while on patrol in the evening. One critically injured peacekeeper is in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.

Angela Merkel, the former Chancellor of Germany, was announced today as the recipient of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) 2022 Nansen Refugee Award. The award is given to an individual, group or organization that has worked to protect refugees, internally displaced or stateless people.

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide welcomed the opening of the trial against Félicien Kabuga before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague.  Mr. Kabuga, among other offenses, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity, committed in Rwanda in 1994.

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On 31 August 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held a briefing to Member States in connection with the final report of the Panel of Experts dated 29 June 2022 (S/2022/527). At the outset, the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts highlighted the main findings of the final report and provided updates since its publication. Representatives of the Central African Republic, regional States and other interested Member States participated in the briefing and also provided their reactions to information contained in the Panel’s final report.

In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, where 1.3 million Palestinian children will be returning to school this week, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator there issued a statement today in which she said she is concerned that, since the beginning of the year, 20 children were killed in the West Bank.