Remarks following the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2446 Extending the Mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabiliz

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen
U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
November 15, 2018


Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Ambassador Delattre, for France’s efforts to find compromise language on a difficult resolution and to pursue this technical rollover.

The United States supports the addition of a new task in the next mandate that would allow MINUSCA to provide limited logistical support to the Central African military, police, and gendarmerie using existing resources.

We thank the members of the Council for supporting this technical rollover, which will give the United States the time required for full notification within our government as required by U.S. law.

The United States has also expressed concern about language in this resolution regarding the ICC, which was addressed by the penholder in the resolution put into the blue to be adopted after this technical rollover has expired.

Thank you.