The renewed mandate, according to US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will help boost efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence and allow the peace mission to give electoral assistance.
The UN’s 19,000-strong contingent, which includes 17,000 soldiers and 2,101 police officers, was retained.
Thousands of people were killed and millions were displaced by a brutal civil war that lasted from 2013 to 2018.
A power-sharing arrangement has failed to quell the violence in many parts of the country. This has prompted the UN to issue a pessimistic estimation for next year’s elections.
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