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Wagenia, Kisangani, DR Congo: A fisherman quietly preparing a fish trap. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
Secretary-General's statement about the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Secretary-General is concerned about the deteriorating situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including in Kinshasa and other cities following the adoption of a draft electoral law by the National Assembly, currently under further review in the Senate.

He deplores the loss of lives and injuries caused so far and calls on the national security forces and demonstrators to refrain from further violence and exercise maximum restraint.

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MONUSCO’s mandate explained to the population of Isiro (Haut Uélé)

Isiro – 13 January 2015: MONUSCO Public Information Section in Kisangani organized a meeting with civil society in Isiro on 13 January 2015 to discuss MONUSCO’s mandate. The meeting took place at the conference room of the Isiro cathedral and was attended by civil society delegates who, in turn, should debrief the population in the administrative capital of Haut Uélé.

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North Kivu: 13 Int'l Humanitarian NGOs threaten to withdraw from Rutshuru following insecurity

In the territory of Rutshuru, International Humanitarian NGOs threaten to interrupt their activities if nothing is done to ensure their security. They made this declaration in a joint communiqué published a few days ago in the Rutshuru – centre.

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Strengthening the capacity of twenty human rights activists

In Goma, some twenty human rights activists have completed training in techniques for collecting judicial data relating to sexual violence.

They attended a three-day training workshop held from 15 to 17 December 2014 by the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), in partnership with the Congolese government.

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Head of MONUSCO Martin Kobler deplores the loss of life occurred during demonstrations in Kinshasa

Kinshasa, 20 January 2015
– “I deplore the dead and the injured following the clashes that occurred yesterday morning as a result of violent demonstrations and the ensuing use of lethal force by the security forces. The use of force by law enforcement officers must always be necessary, proportionate, and a measure of last resort,” emphasized Martin Kobler.


In some districts of the capital city, shops were looted and buses torched. “I also appeal to the opposition to demonstrate peacefully. Protests must be calm and carried out in compliance with the law,” concluded the chief 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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 Live WebCast with Martin Kobler
 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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