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Back from DR Congo, Security Council set to review mandate of UN force

UN News - May 17, 2010

Joseph Kabila with members of the UN Security CouncilNoting that substantial progress had been made since deployment of the mission, known as MONUC, in 1999, Ambassador Gerard Araud of France said that members “recognize that the situation remains fragile and that therefore any development of the UN presence should be done gently to avoid further instability.”
Security Council members depart for two-day visit to DR Congo

UN News - May 13, 2010

Un Security CouncilDuring the two-day visit, which was postponed from earlier this year due to the disruptions to air travel caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption, the Council will hold talks with President Joseph Kabila and his key ministers.
UN chief warns against early withdrawal from DR Congo

BBC News - April 30, 2010

MONUCThe UN's top humanitarian official has warned against a premature withdrawal of the organisation's military force from the Democratic Republic of Congo. But speaking on a visit to the volatile east of the country, John Holmes said any exit strategy should be considered carefully.
U.N. Security Council Cancels Congo Trip

Congo News Agency - April 16, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe United Nations Security Council cancelled a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday due to ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano that has caused air travel disruptions across Europe since Thursday.

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.
UN, DR Congo discussing end to peacekeeping mission

BBC News - March 4, 2010

MONUCThe UN has begun talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo on withdrawing its peacekeeping mission - the biggest UN operation in the world. UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said his officials would take a month to assess how the pullout of 20,500 personnel could be carried out. The current mandate of the mission, known as Monuc, expires in May.
UN gives 16 mln USD for humanitarian activities in DRC

Xinhua - January 19, 2010

WFP truck in CongoThe UN humanitarian affairs has allocated 16 million U.S. dollars to sustain emergency humanitarian activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
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.
UN extends peacekeeping mission in the DRC

Congo News Agency - December 23, 2009

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoThe resolution asks the Secretary-General to conduct a strategic review of the situation in the DRC and MONUC’s progress toward achieving its mandate and to determine, in close cooperation with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and MONUC, the modalities of a reconfiguration of MONUC’s mandate.
UN forces, army adopt new directives with civilian protection at core

UN News - December 16, 2009

Congo FARDC soldiersUnited Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the national army adopted new directives today for operations against rebels with the protection of civilians as the core focus following reports of massacres and other serious human rights violations by Congolese soldiers.







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