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Togolese soldier's remains repatriated to Lomé

N'Djamena, 16 April 2009 --- The remains of the Togolese soldier of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), Moussoukoum Essohanam KEZIE, were received on Tuesday 14 April at the international airport of Gnassingbé Eyadéma in Lomé by the Chief of Defense Staff of the Togolese Armed Forces (FAT), General Zakari Nandja.

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Support to the fight against HIV/AIDS

Abeche, 21 March 2009 – Within the framework of supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS, MINURCAT financed two QIPs (Quick Impact Project) initiated respectively by the “Association tchadienne de marketing social au Tchad  (AMASOT)”  and the “Club de réflexion et d’Action culturelle de l’Université Adam Barka (CRAC)” in Abeche.

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UN Military Force took over EUFOR on 15 March 2009

Abéché, 15 March 2009-- On the 15th of March, the United Nations took control of the military component of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT), thus replacing EUFOR, the European Union force, whose year-long mandate expired on this date.  Several high-ranking civilian and military officials representing the Chadian Government, the EU, France, and the UN, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, and local dignitaries attended the ceremony.

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End of DIS training and its deployment in Eastern Chad

N'Djamena, 26 February 2009 - A ceremony marking the official launching of the deployment of the Détachement Intégré de Sécurité (DIS), a Chadian force trained for humanitarian protection, took place on 26 February 2009 in Abeche in eastern Chad.

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ASG for Rule of Law and Security Institutions at DPKO, Mr. Dimitry Titov, visits Chad

N’Djamena, 9 February 2009-- ASG for Rule of Law and Security Institutions at DPKO, Mr. Dimitry Titov, visited the Chadian Prime Minister, Mr. Youssouf Saleh Abbas and MINURCAT, the peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic and Chad, to get a first had account of developments in this nascent mission. Mr. Titov also travelled to the Mission’s forward headquarters in Abeche and sector base in Iriba, where some of the 250,000 refugees from neighbouring Darfur and 180,000 IDPs sought shelter.  ASG Titov was able to exchange views with a number of Chadian officials including the Ministers of Justice and Human Rights, local governors, sultans and police commanders.

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The DIS by and for women in Chad

N'Djamena 9 February 2009 --In accordance with Security Council resolution 1778, the United Nations Mission in Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) is mandated to select, train, advise and provide support to elements of the Chadian police and gendarmerie that will be part of the Détachement Intégré de Sécurité (DIS). The DIS is a humanitarian protection force in Chad specially trained by MINURCAT currently being deployed in eastern Chad. This force is responsible for providing security inside the refugee camps, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) sites and humanitarian organizations.

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Chad Minister of Justice visited the Eastern part of the country

N'Djamena, 9 février 2009--The Minister of Justice of Chad, Mr. Jean Bowoyeu Alingue, initiated a one-week visit to eastern Chad on 2 February 2009 to meet with magistrates, prosecutors as well as administrative and traditional authorities and the security forces in their capacity as auxiliaries of Justice. The Minister took this opportunity to evaluate the working conditions of these institutions in the field. 

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UN Envoy, Victor Angelo, Visits Dogdoré to Assess Humanitarian Situation

 N’Djamena, 20 December 2008 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) of the United Nations for Chad, Mr. Victor Angelo, led a mission to Dogdore over the week-end to assess the deteriorating humanitarian condition of the population in the region, and to discuss the situation with the country’s authorities.

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End of Peer Educators’ Workshop on HIV/AIDS for UNPOL
N’Djamena, 14 November 2008 -Some thirty UNPOL staff, comprising six women, took part in a five-day training organized by the HIV/AIDS Unit. This training was organized in collaboration with the Sections of Gender, Human Rights, and Conduct & Discipline, together with the support of the Training Unit.
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USG Alain Le Roy on official visit to Chad, 13-15 October 2008

During his travel to Chad, from 13 to 15 October 2008, Mr. Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited the facilities of MINURCAT in N’Djamena, Abeche and Farchana. He also held discussions with a number of national authorities and the European Force, EUFOR.

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