Inclusive dialogue needed for CAR progress

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ending violence and instability in the Central African Republic will require an inclusive political dialogue, a U.N. report says.

The ongoing instability in CAR, resulting in part from stalled progress on security and the enforcement of the rule of law, has prevented development in the country.


The new U.N. Peacebuilding Commission report released Tuesday calls on leaders in CAR to establish an inclusive political dialogue to move the country toward peace, the United Nations reported.

The U.N. Peacebuilding Commission, which led a mission to CAR, said reforms must be enacted in the country in order to reach any future establishment of development benchmarks, or poles.

"The establishment of development poles would have less impact without proper reforms in the sector of the rule of law and good governance, notably as it relates to creating an enabling environment to attract foreign private investment into the country, to provide basic services and to re-establish government authority throughout the territory in a decentralized way," the release said.

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