Submit this form
Home News Videos Music Photos Facebook Twitter Friends Newsletter Podcasts Mobile RSS
MONUC welcomes the success of the Goma conference and the signing of its acts of engagement

Previous article | Next
MONUC - January 24, 2008


©Marie Frechon / MONUC

Goma, January 23, 2008: MONUC, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomes the success of the Kivus conference on peace, security and development. One of the first concrete results is the signature of the "acts of engagement" of Goma which mark the beginning of a process intended to durably restore peace and security in the provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern DRC.

MONUC congratulates all the conference participants, in particular President Joseph Kabila who initiated it, as well as Fr. Malu Malu, president of the office of the conference and Mr. Kamerhe, president of the committee of the wise, who through their total engagement contributed largely to this success.

MONUC also congratulates all the armed groups and the various communities who put aside their differences in the interests of peace and reconciliation in the Kivus.

Mr. Alan Doss, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC and head of MONUC, gave a short speech at the end of the conference.

"This is a very important day for the Congo. The full and total implementation of the commitments entered into here in Goma means that the people of the Kivus, especially the women and children, can envisage a much better future, free of any violence. We all must work very hard in order to make sure that will be concretised."

The act of engagement process in Goma comes from what was initiated by the joint Nairobi agreement of 9 November 2007, and constitutes a crucial step in long term efforts to restore a durable peace in the Great Lakes region.

Conscious of the big role reserved for MONUC by the acts of engagement for peace in Goma, MONUC is mobilising in order to quickly reinforce its military and civilian presence in the Kivus, in order to support the immediate disengagement of the armed groups, as well as the stabilisation efforts to ensure the security of the population in the Kivus.


Related articles


  1. Jean-Pierre Bemba banned from running for president (August 25, 2018)
  2. Vital Kamerhe named UNC presidential candidate (August 4, 2018)
  3. Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down (February 26, 2018)
  4. No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC (February 13, 2018)
  5. US Warns DR Congo Against Electronic Voting for Delayed Election (February 12, 2018)
  6. Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate (October 24, 2017)
  7. DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi (May 19, 2016)
  8. Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa (May 4, 2016)
  9. Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute (May 2, 2016)
  10. Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists (April 13, 2015)
  11. Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change (January 19, 2015)
  12. Etienne Tshisekedi Evacuated to Belgium for Medical Treatment (August 16, 2014)
  13. Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution (May 4, 2014)
  14. Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks (May 3, 2014)
  15. DR Congo Takes Chairmanship of COMESA at Summit in Kinshasa (February 26, 2014)
  16. DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity (December 6, 2013)
  17. Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels (October 30, 2013)
  18. DR Congo Eases Process for Starting a New Business (June 3, 2013)
  19. Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal (February 24, 2013)
  20. The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense (November 28, 2012)
  21. Thousands of Women March Against M23 Rebels in Kinshasa (November 24, 2012)
  22. Protests Against M23 Rebels, Government and UN Spread (November 22, 2012)
  23. Thousands Protest M23 Capture of Goma, Turn on Government and UN (November 21, 2012)
  24. DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels (November 19, 2012)
  25. At high-level meeting, Ban urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo (September 27, 2012)
  26. US Cuts Military Aid to Rwanda Over Support to Rebels in DR Congo (July 21, 2012)
  27. DR Congo, Rwanda Sign Pact to Fight Rebels in Eastern Congo (July 15, 2012)
  28. Police Investigate Former Prime Minister for Corruption (May 14, 2012)
  29. Kabila Names Members of New Government (April 30, 2012)
  30. Kabila Names Finance Minister as New Prime Minister (April 19, 2012)


Live TV Congo Radio en ligne Radio
Available on App Store
Get it on Google Play



Contact Us | About Us | Édition en Français | French Edition

© 2018 CongoPlanet.com. All rights reserved.