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Kinshasa, DR Congo, 24 October 2014 - On the occasion of United Nations Day, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC and Humanitarian Coordinator, Moustapha Soumaré, held a conference at the Institut Facultaire des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (IFASIC), during which he discussed with students on the achievements of the United Nations System in the DRC as well as the prospects for the future.  Photo MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on DRC

The Secretary-General condemns the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country Mr. Scott Campbell, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office. He is also deeply concerned by recent threats against other staff of the Joint Office, in connection with their human rights work.
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Report of the UNJHRO on Human Rights violations committed by agents of the Congolese National Police

The present report by the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) focuses on serious violations of human rights, namely summary and extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, committed against civilians by agents of the Congolese National Police (PNC) during Operation Likofi. This operation was set up to combat criminal delinquency in Kinshasa and took place from 15 November 2013 to 15 February 2014.
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Report of the UNJHRO on Human Rights Violations Committed by the M23 in North Kivu Province


This report of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (M23) details the human rights violations committed by the Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) in North Kivu province, in particular in the areas of Nyiragongo and Rutshuru territories that it occupied from mid-April 2012 to 4 November 2013.

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Female Peacekeepers receive training on gender and effectiveness in military organizations

The newly created Military Gender Field Advisory section of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) began on 1st October 2014 in Goma, North Kivu, a series of training sessions for the mission’s female peacekeepers as well as servicewomen in the Armed Forces of the DR Congo (FARDC), addressing human rights, child protection and gender issues and the military code of conduct.
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Latest Press Release  Latest Press Release
United Nations Day:

Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, appeals for peace consolidation

in the DRC

Kinshasa, 23 October 2014
– Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC, calls on “Congolese people to own the United Nations Charter in order to practice tolerance, to live in peace with one another, in a spirit of good neighborliness, and to join forces with the United Nations to maintain peace and international security.”

The United Nations Charter is a message of peace, “We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war…” and also a tool enabling Member States to fulfill their obligations: peace, stability, development and freedom for all people and individuals. “You are the United Nations!” said the Head of MONUSCO.

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Celebration of the International Day of Peace
Kinshasa, 15 September 2014: On Sunday 21 September, the whole world will celebrate the International Day of Peace. This year’s theme focuses on “The Right of Peoples to Peace”
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 Security Council : SRSG Report

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in DRC, Mr. Martin Kobler presenting the Secretary-General's Report on MONUSCO to the Security Council at UN Headquarter in New-York this Thursday 07 August 2014.
You can watch this presentation by clicking on the link above.

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