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Ban Ki-moon arrives in Rwanda to discuss upcoming report on DR Congo rights violations

UN News - September 7, 2010

Ban Ki-moon with Paul Kagame in Rwanda in 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Kigali, where he plans to meet with Rwandan leaders to discuss the soon-to-be-released United Nations report on serious human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1993 and 2003.
UN says peacekeepers 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

BBC News - September 7, 2010

Atul KhareUN peacekeepers have "failed" the victims of mass rape in eastern DR Congo, a senior UN official has said. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared.
UN human rights chief announces release date for DR Congo Mapping Report

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - September 2, 2010

Navanethem PillayThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced Thursday that the report of the Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1993 and 2003 will be made public on 1 October 2010.
UN report says Rwandan army committed genocide in DR Congo

BBC News - August 26, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in GomaThe BBC has seen a draft UN report that says crimes by the Rwandan army and allied rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo could be classified as genocide. The report details how they targeted Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus in DR Congo, from 1993-2003. It lists human rights violations committed by security forces from all countries involved in what has been called an "African world war".
UN Security Council calls for urgent action over mass DR Congo rape

BBC News - August 26, 2010

Ban Ki-moonThe UN has said everything possible must be done to prevent atrocities like the recent rape of more than 150 women and children in the DR Congo. In an emergency session of the Security Council, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Congolese authorities had to fully investigate what had happened. The Council also said peacekeepers in the area should have done more to protect local people from rebels.
UN Defends Inaction on Mass Rapes in Eastern Congo, Government Missing in Action

Congo News Agency - August 26, 2010

Monuc soldiersThe United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) is on the defensive since the NGO International Medical Corps revealed early this week that rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), and members of a local Mai Mai militia, raped at least 154 women in North Kivu, a few kilometers from a MONUSCO base.
Two Suspects Arrested in Attack on MONUSCO Base

Radio Okapi - August 20, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in GomaTwo people suspected of involvement in an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping base in Kirumba, North Kivu, on Wednesday were arrested in Lubero on Thursday by the Congolese army.
UN: Risks Increasing For Humanitarian Aid Workers

VOA News - August 19, 2010

Antonio GuterresIn observing this year's World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations aims to raise public awareness of the risks run by the men and women who provide aid to victims of conflict and natural disasters around the world. The day also honors humanitarian workers who have lost their lives or been injured while on the job.
Ban Ki-moon deplores deadly attack against blue helmets in North Kivu

UN News - August 18, 2010

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the overnight ambush of a United Nations peacekeeping base in the troubled far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo which has claimed the lives of three Indian blue helmets.
Ban Ki-moon inaugurates new phase of UN mission in DR Congo

UN News - July 1, 2010

Ban Ki-moonFrom today, the UN mission will be known as the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and will stay in the DRC only until 30 June next year. Last month, the Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the withdrawal of up to 2,000 UN military personnel – from an existing strength of 19,815 – by today from areas where security has improved enough to allow their removal.







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