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William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Reports of Looting in North Kivu as Rebels Suspend Participation in Congo Peace Conference

VOA News - January 10, 2008

Laurent NkundaRebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they have suspended their participation in a peace conference in war torn North Kivu province until extra security measures are taken. A spokesman for delegates representing renegade General Laurent Nkunda claims that one of their delegates was threatened with arrest.
Arrival in Kinshasa of Mr. Alan Doss, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC

MONUC - January 10, 2008

Alan DossMr. Alan Doss, the new Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and head of MONUC, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC, arrived yesterday evening in Kinshasa to take up his new duties.
UN HCHR: Serious human rights violations committed in aftermath of Kinshasa events of March 2007

UN HCHR - January 5, 2008

Kinshasa violenceThe Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released today the preliminary findings of the United Nations Human Rights Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNHRO) investigation into the Kinshasa events of March 2007 and their aftermath concluded that serious human rights violations were committed during and in the aftermath of the violence between DRC Government Forces (FARDC) and members of the personal security detail of former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba (DPP) on 22 and 23 March 2007.
Goma: Launch of preparatory work for Kivus peace conference

MONUC - December 28, 2007

Vital KamerheThe preparatory work of the conference on peace, security and development in the Kivus was officially opened on Thursday 27 December 2007 in Goma by IEC president and conference coordinator Fr. Malu Malu. It also marked the beginning of a public awareness campaign for the conference which is scheduled from 6-14 January 2008.
Climate change in the DRC and future challenges

MONUC - December 21, 2007

Congo Climate Change ConferenceA climate change conference was held in Kinshasa's Grand Hotel on 21 December 2007. Organised by the UNDP who launched the "World Report on Human Development 2007/2008", the conference defined the nature of climate change in the DRC, and presented the challenges for the future.
UNHCR chief Guterres calls for end to North Kivu fighting

UNHCR - December 17, 2007

António GuterresUN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called for an end to the fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and pledged to help improve conditions in camps there for tens of thousands of displaced people. Guterres, wrapping up a three-day visit to DRC's strife-torn North Kivu province on Sunday, said the real solution to the massive displacement lay in lasting peace.
A final farewell: William Swing receives standing ovation from MONUC staff

MONUC - December 14, 2007

William SwingAs his final departure from the DRC draws nearer, William Lacy Swing, who directed the United Nations Mission to the DR Congo (MONUC) for 4 years, met with MONUC Kinshasa staff to bid farewell on 12 December 2007.
IEC holds evaluation meeting to point the way forward for 2008

MONUC - December 13, 2007

Apolinaire MalumaluThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) held an evaluation meeting with its NGO partners at its offices in Kinshasa on 12 December 2007, to assess the lessons learned from the 2006 elections, and to create a strategic framework for the holding of the DRC local, urban and municipal elections in 2008.
South Africa to support National Reconciliation in the DRC

Government of South Africa - December 10, 2007

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiThe South African Embassy in Kinshasa will, in view of South Africa's Day of Reconciliation on 16 December 2007, undertake a series of activities that will assist the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo embark on structural reform processes to deepen and entrench democratic principles, including respects for human rights, good governance and sustainable development.







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