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Democratic Republic of the Congo’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group during its session taking place from 6 to 17 May

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of…

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MONUSCO chief condemns targeted attacks against civilians in Ituri

 The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Leila Zerrougui, remains gravely concerned by the violence in Djugu territory, Ituri province, that has resulted in the killing of dozens of people since January 2018. The most recent attack occurred on 1 March 2018…

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Statement of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Statement of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms Leila Zerrougui, regrets that at least two demonstrators were killed today, one in Kinshasa and one in Mbandaka, during the Comité laic de…

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Leila Zerrougui takes up her duties as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the coming days, Ms. Zerrougui will be meeting and participating in working sessions with the Congolese authorities and United Nations personnel and partners in the DRC

Following the announcement of her appointment in late December 2017, Ms. Leila Zerrougui has arrived in Kinshasa and has officially taken up her duties as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the…

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North Kivu - Attack on MONUSCO Troops at Semuliki, at Least 14 Peacekeepers and 5 FARDC Soldiers Killed

MONUSCO and the FARDC are coordinating a joint response

In the evening of 7 December 2017, suspected ADF elements conducted an attack against a MONUSCO Company Operating Base at Force at Semuliki in Beni territory, North Kivu. This resulted in protracted fighting between suspected ADF elements and MONUSCO and FARDC Forces. Initial reports indicate that fourteen MONUSCO peacekeepers and five…

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Meeting of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region

The purpose of the meeting was to review the status of preparations for elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Representatives of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region, namely the African Union, the United Nations, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), met on 22 November 2017…

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Secretary-General appoints Kim Bolduc of Canada as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Ms. Bolduc brings to the appointment more than 30 years of experience in international development and humanitarian work, as well as a demonstrated record of management and leadership

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kim Bolduc of Canada as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where she will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the…

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MONUSCO calls for the immediate release of opposition activists arrested yesterday in Lubumbashi

Two incidents involving the use of firearms against the homes of Joseph Olengankoy and Alphonse Ntumba Luaba have also recently been reported in Kinshasa

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) condemns the arrest of many members of the Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acquises au changement by Congolese defense and security forces yesterday in Lubumbashi, in the province of…

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MONUSCO repels deadly attack by suspected ADF in Mamundioma; reinforcements deployed to secure the location

The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to Goma for medical assistance

In the early hours of Monday morning, MONUSCO repelled an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on a MONUSCO position in Mamundioma, North Kivu province, during which the Mission sustained casualties. Initial reports suggest two peacekeepers are dead and several are wounded. The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to…

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MONUSCO Deploys Troops to Protect Civilians in Uvira

MONUSCO Deputy Force Commander is on the site in order to oversee the situation

In response to clashes between presumed armed groups and the Congolese national army (FARDC) in the area of Uvira (South Kivu province), the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) yesterday rapidly deployed troops in order to deter any attack to the city and…