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North Kivu, DR Congo, 14 November 2014: While flying by helicopter from Beni to Goma, Major General Jean Baillaud, MONUSCO Deputy Force Commander, keeps a watchful eye over the region. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
 
 
 
MONUSCO’s mandate explained to Kisangani’s population


In Kisangani, Oriental Province, the Public Information Division of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO), between 3 and 12 December 2014, provided to the local population a series of information, awareness and exchange sessions on the mission’s mandate.

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International Human Rights Day in Uvira


Uvira, South-Kivu, 10 December 2014 - Non-government Human Rights Organizations in In Uvira, South Kivu took the opportunity of the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day to call upon the Congolese Government “to do everything in its power” to help the local population to have easy access to justice and improve the overall human rights situation in the territories of Fizi and Uvira.

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Goma: MONUSCO peacekeepers hold race walking event to raise funds for local orphanage

 

 

Goma, 6 December 2014 - As part of their civilian-military (CIMIC) activities, peacekeepers from MONUSCO’s Uruguayan battalion (URUBATT), in collaboration with the Mission’s welfare committee, held a 20 km race walking event on 6 December 2014 to raise funds to help the vulnerable children at the local “Flame of Love” orphanage.

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UNMAS DRC Assists Troop Contributing Countries with Bulk Demolition of Degraded Ammunition in Sake

 

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in the DR Congo made a visit to Sake, in Masisi territory, North Kivu province, on 10 November 2014, to monitor the progress of bulk demolition of ammunition conducted by its operations partner MECHEM.

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South Kivu:

 

Conviction of Lieutenant-Colonel Bedi Engangela alias « Colonel 106 » is a strong message to perpetrators of human rights abuses, says MONUSCO

 

Kinshasa, 16 December 2014 - MONUSCO welcomes the conviction and sentencing to life imprisonment of Lieutenant-Colonel Bedi Engangela (aka “Colonel 106”) on 15 December 2014 by the South Kivu Military Court, for crimes against humanity including rape, sexual slavery, and murder, committed in South Kivu between 2005 and 2007.

 

“I applaud the Congolese authorities for their efforts in bringing Lt. Colonel Engangela to justice, and for sending a strong message to perpetrators of grave violations of human rights that their crimes will not go unpunished” declared Mr Abdoul Aziz Thioye, the acting Director of the UN Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC.

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 INFORMATION NOTE
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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