|32 Million Congolese Voters Set to Elect Their Leaders
Congo News Agency - November 27, 2011
|More than 32 million Congolese voters are set to go to the polls on Monday to elect their president and national Members of Parliament for the next 5 years. After a campaign charged with claims and counterclaims, it’s time for the voices of the Congolese people to be heard.
|2010 Human Development Report analyses long-term development trends
UNDP - November 4, 2010
|Despite often severe adversities, many African countries have made often overlooked progress in recent decades. However, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe are the only countries with lower Human Development Index values today than in 1970, due to the deadly combination of conflict and AIDS driving down life expectancy.
|African development needs more actions, less words
Xinhua - August 15, 2009
|U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her 11-day, seven-nation African tour on Thursday without announcing sincere and pragmatic actions to promote African development except promising financial aid to very few countries she visited.
|Voter registration preparations underway
UNDP - May 5, 2009
|Preparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the support of UNDP and MONUC (the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is conducting a pilot voter registration update, hoping to test the reliability of the equipment, software and registration kits.
|France contributes one million euros to support the electoral process in the DRC
MONUC - August 28, 2008
|On 27 August 2008, the French government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) signed an agreement for one million euros for the urban, municipal and local elections, planned for 2009. This contribution is on top of those received from the UNDP, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the European Commission.
|Fight against malaria continues in the DRC
MONUC - April 25, 2008
|World Malaria Day was celebrated in Kinshasa this Friday 25 April 2008 in the DRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by the DRC Ministry of Health and its national and international partners. A call was made for better partnership and coordination among the various actors in the fight against the epidemic, which kills thousands of Congolese every year.
|Launch of a Parity Observatory in the DRC
MONUC - March 6, 2008
|In the lead up to International Woman's Day, celebrated on 8 March each year, a Parity Observatory in the DRC was launched, which has the role of ensuring a permanent follow-up on the progress of parity for women at the social, economic, and policy levels in the DRC, while supervising and stimulating implementation of effective gender equality.
|DRC signs a $390 million five year governance programme with the UNDP
MONUC - February 14, 2008
|DRC Foreign Affairs Minister Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi and Ross Mountain, the Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), signed a new governance programme for the DRC in Kinshasa on Thursday February 14, 2008. The signature signifies the effective start of the vast programme, primarily aimed at promoting a system of stable and legitimate governance which favours durable human development.
|Ban Ki-moon hails agreement to end violence in eastern DR Congo
UN News - January 25, 2008
|Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the agreement reached today between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and armed groups in the country's war-torn east as an "important step," pledging the United Nations' continuing support to end the suffering of the population there.
|Climate change in the DRC and future challenges
MONUC - December 21, 2007
|A 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.