at the dire conditions of internally displaced persons in the Central African

At the dire conditions of internally displaced

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at the dire conditions of internally displaced persons in the Central African Republic and of refugees, and calls on the international community to assist the national authorities and neighbouring host countries to ensure protection of and assistance to those fleeing the violence, especially women, children and persons with disabilities; 6. Commends the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, the United Nations and its agencies, and the partners of the Central African Republic for their continued assistance to the national authorities of the Central African Republic, and encourages the international community and all relevant stakeholders to strengthen their efforts in assisting the Central African Republic in restoring peace, stability and security in the country; 7. Requests the support of the international community and all relevant stakeholders to meet the urgent financial, humanitarian and technical needs of the national authorities of the Central African Republic; 8. Emphasizes the urgency of appointing an Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, requests the immediate operationalization of the mandate, and also requests the Independent Expert to cooperate with relevant human rights mechanisms; 9. Calls upon all parties to cooperate fully with the Independent Expert; 4
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A/HRC/S-20/2 10. Requests the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide the Independent Expert with the financial and human resources necessary to accomplish his/her mandate; 11. Requests the Independent Expert to undertake an urgent visit to the Central African Republic, to present an oral update on the situation to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-fifth session, and to submit a preliminary report to the Council at its twenty-sixth session, pursuant to Council resolution 24/34; 12. Decides to remain seized of the matter. 2nd meeting 20 January 2014 [Adopted without a vote.] 5
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A/HRC/S-20/2 II. Organization of work of the twentieth special session 1. Pursuant to paragraph 10 of General Assembly resolution 60/251, and in accordance with rule 6 of the rules of procedure of the Human Rights Council as contained in the annex to Council resolution 5/1, the Council shall hold special sessions, when needed, at the request of a member of the Council with the support of one third of the membership of the Council. 2. On 13 January 2014, the Permanent Representatives of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, on behalf of the Group of African States, requested the convening of a special session of the Human Rights Council on 20 January 2014 on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic. 3. The above-mentioned request was supported by 36 States Members of the Human Rights Council: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro,
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