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Peacekeeper with Sudanese refugee children in Bahai, Eastern Chad.
16 October 2009
© UN Photo/Olivia Grey Pritchard
A peacekeeper and children in front of a UN vehichle.

Mission facts

  • Location:
    Chad and the Central African Republic
  • Headquarters:
    N’Djamena, Chad (Liaison Office in Bangui, the Central African Republic)
  • Duration:
    September 2007 -
    31 December 2010

Protecting civilians, promoting human rights, rule of law and regional peace

The United Nations Mission in Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) was established by Security Council resolution 1778 (2007) PDF Document on 25 September 2007 in order to contribute to the protection of civilians; promote human rights and the rule of law; and promote regional peace.

The Mission completed its mandate on 31 December 2010, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1923 (2010) PDF Document and at the request of the Chadian Government, which had pledged full responsibility for protecting civilians on its territory.

Following MINURCAT’s withdrawal, the UN country team and the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) remained in the country to continue to work for the benefit of the Chadian people.

Reporting to the Security Council in December, the Secretary-General said “MINURCAT has been an unusual and unique United Nations peacekeeping operation in that it was devoted solely to contributing to the protection of civilians, without an explicit political mandate. It has gone through the stages of planning, deployment and withdrawal in the short span of less than four years, enduring adversities in each.”