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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.
Congo Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Independence

Congo News Agency - June 30, 2010

Joseph KabilaAn impressive parade of the Congolese Armed Forces, the national police and civilians took place on Wednesday in Kinshasa, on the new Triumphal Boulevard, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s accession to national and internationally sovereignty.
UN chief arrives in DR Congo to attend events marking independence anniversary

UN News - June 29, 2010

Joseph Kabila and Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to take part in a gala dinner tonight in the capital, Kinshasa, which is being hosted by Joseph Kabila, the President of the DRC. He will also hold a bilateral meeting with Mr. Kabila and other heads of State during his visit.
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.
UN experts welcome steps taken in wake of murder of Floribert Chebeya

UN News - June 9, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaA group of United Nations experts today welcomed the suspension of the chief of the national police of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the arrest of several officers in the investigation into last week’s murder of a prominent human rights defender. In a statement issued last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the Congolese interior ministry has ordered the State security service to investigate the death of Mr. Chebeya, stressing that the probe must be “thorough, transparent and independent, with full respect for due process and rule of law.”
Joint Government and UN Inquiry Needed into Death of Floribert Chebeya

Human Rights Watch - June 3, 2010

Floribert Chebeya"Floribert Chebeya's shocking death is a serious blow for human rights in the Congo," said Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. "The announced police investigation needs UN help if it is to be credible and transparent and bring all those responsible to justice."
Top UN officials urge inquiry into killing of Congolese human rights activist

UN News Centre - June 3, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaUN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Philip Alston and Alan Doss, the head of the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), have all issued statements condemning the murder of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.
UN to reduce DR Congo peace force

BBC News - May 28, 2010

MONUCThe UN Security Council has voted to authorise the withdrawal of up to 2,000 peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of Congo by 30 June. However, it has delayed a decision on the full withdrawal of its 20,500-strong force, as sought by Congolese President Joseph Kabila, to next year.
Security Council agrees to convert UN mission in DR Congo into stabilization force

UN News - May 28, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended the current mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by one month and agreed to transform the operation so that from then on it becomes a stabilization mission.







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