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Top UN envoy bids farewell to first batch of blue helmets leaving DR Congo

UN News - June 16, 2010

Alan DossThe Security Council last month agreed to transform the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUC) into a stabilization mission in the coming weeks, authorizing the withdrawal of up to 2,000 UN military personnel – from an existing strength of 19,815 – by 30 June from areas where security has improved enough to allow their removal.
Veteran United States diplomat appointed to top UN post in DR Congo

UN News - June 9, 2010

Roger MeeceSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Roger A. Meece, a United States national with over three decades of international experience, including in a number of African nations, as the top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Meece will succeed Alan Doss of the United Kingdom, who concludes his term as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN mission in DRC at the end of June.
Behind Human Rights Watch Report on LRA, a Plea for MONUC to Remain in the Congo

Congo News Agency - March 29, 2010

MONUCThe release of this report just as the Security Council is set to respond to a request by Congolese authorities for the United Nations to withdraw its peacekeeping force in the DRC by June 2011 is no coincidence. In reading the report, one quickly realizes that behind the reported facts lies a plea for MONUC to remain in the DRC.
New strategy needed against LRA in DR Congo, says UN chief

BBC News - March 28, 2010

Joseph KonyAlan Doss spoke to the BBC after evidence emerged of a five day-rampage by the rebel group last December in which more than 300 people died. He said greater air mobility and better intelligence gathering was needed.
UN mission in DR Congo vows continued support for army

Xinhua - March 24, 2010

Alan DossThe special representative of the UN secretary general in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Alan Doss, confirmed on Tuesday in Kinshasa the continued support of the UN mission in DR Congo (MONUC) for the Congolese armed forces (FARDC).
Peacekeepers Plan Operation Amani Leo with FARDC in North Kivu

MONUC - January 19, 2010

Babacar GayeSenior military leaders from the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUC, have been meeting their counterparts in the Congolese Army, the FARDC, to plan Operation Amani Leo. Amani Leo, which means ‘Peace Today’, began at the start of the month.
MONUC outlines cooperation with FARDC in Operation Amani Leo

MONUC - January 7, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in GomaThe Operation's principal objectives are to protect civilian populations, clear strategic areas of negative forces, hold territory liberated from FDLR control, and assist in restoring State authority in these zones. The Special Representative also informed the Council that Operation Amani Leo would include preventive interventions aimed at stopping the FDLR from regrouping and attacking civilian populations and re-occupying major mining areas.
Alan Doss: Human Rights Watch attack on MONUC 'shortsighted'

Alan Doss/The Washington Times - December 28, 2009

Alan DossThe Human Rights Watch report also catalogues numerous atrocities committed by the FDLR. The U.N. Security Council has called for the elimination of this threat. Peaceful relations between the DRC and Rwanda - a prerequisite for peace in the region - are riding on effective military operations against the rebel group. The national security forces of the DRC, with all their failings, are the only instrument the democratically-elected government has to neutralize the FDLR.
MONUC welcomes the arrest of two FDLR leaders by Germany

MONUC - November 19, 2009

Alan DossThe United Nations Organization Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) today welcomed reports of the arrest by German Federal Police of two FDLR leaders currently residing in the country namely Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni on Tuesday on suspicion of carrying out crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Real prospect of ending fighting in eastern DR Congo, says top UN envoy

UN News - October 16, 2009

Alan Doss“There is now a real prospect that the conflicts that have long blighted the eastern Congo can be ended,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for DRC and head of the UN peacekeeping force there, told the Security Council.



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