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The new Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, Saïd Djinit (first left) speaking to journalists after his meeting Wednesday 27 August 2014 in Kinshasa with the DRC Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raymond Tshibanda (right). Photo MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani
 
 
 
North Kivu: MONUSCO Chief Martin Kobler visits Rutshuru; Assesses Progress on “Islands of Stability”


Goma, 22 August 2014 – The Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kobler, on an evaluation tour of “Islands of Stability” in the eastern North Kivu province, visited the towns of Rutshuru and Kiwanja in Rutshuru territory on 20 August 2014.

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Members of Indian Contingent receive UN Peacekeping Medal


Himbi, 15th August 2014 - A Medal Parade in commemoration of 68th Independence Day of Republic of India was organized at the Indian Battalion base at Himbi near Goma on 15th August 2014

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Some 140 elements of Egypt’s Formed Police Unit decorated with the United Nations medal


Bukavu, 15 August 2014 – Some 140 elements of the Egyptian formed police unit (FPU) based in Bukavu, South Kivu, were presented with the United National medal by the Deputy Commissioner of the UN Police (UNPOL) component of MONUSCO.

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MONUSCO Public Information staff Trained in Digital Communications


Between 4 and 8 August 2014, in Kinshasa and Goma, MONUSCO Public Information Officers, including Radio Okapi journalists, attended a training workshop aimed at providing them with new digital communication and social media skills in today’s rapidly changing media landscape
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Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, condemns the murder of six people in Mutarule, South Kivu


Kinshasa, 14 August 2014
– “This new attack against six members of the same family in Mutarule yesterday is unacceptable and I strongly condemn this crime,” declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO. 

 

MONUSCO forces have immediately been placed on alert and are joining forces with the Congolese security forces to locate the assailants in order to bring them to justice. 

 

« The Mission has increased its patrols to better protect the population. Ensuring peace is primarily in the hands of the Congolese; I therefore call the inhabitants of the Ruzizi plain to calm and restraint to avoid an escalation,” stressed the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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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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