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2 December 2014. Goma, North-Kivu province, DR Congo: Children playing on a wooden bike, currently used to transport goods. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
MONUSCO raises students’ awareness of the culture of peace

19 March 2015, the office of MONUSCO/Kisangani, through its Public Information Section in partnership with the NGO “Défense Sociale pour le Progrès et le Développement Rural’’ (DSPDR), held a public awareness session on the culture of peace in the school environment for the students and teachers of the two schools: Institut Mobi and Ecole Primaire Mobi in a village located 30 km in the East of the city of Kisangani.

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KATANGA: Media Women updated on MONUSCO’s challenges and priorities

LUBUMBASHI, 23 March 2015 – Within the framework of the commemoration of the Women’s month, MONUSCO Public Information section/Lubumbashi organized a brainstorming session with 50 media women in Lubumbashi. The purposes of the session were to get media women to familiarize with MONUSCO’s mandate and to share the challenges they face when carrying out their duties.

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MONUSCO explains its mandate to women in Uvira


Uvira, 20 March 2015 – MONUSCO explained its mandate and activities to a local NGO “SOS Villages d'Enfants d'Uvira” in a sensitization session organized by its public information office; altogether sixty people including 50 women received information and clarifications not only on the Mission’s mandate but also on the role of women in the political area.

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Hunt for the FDLR: the UN and the National Commission for Refugees raise public awareness

After the launch, by the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), of the operation for forcible disarmament of Rwandan fighters of the FDLR in Uvira territory, South Kivu, the United Nations, the National Commission for Refugees and their partners on 25 February 2015 embarked on an awareness campaign among communities in the Ruzizi Plain and the Midlands of Lemera to promote peaceful cohabitation between local residents and displaced people, including Rwandan refugees.
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21 March – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Martin Kobler, Chief of MONUSCO and José Maria Aranaz, Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office appeal on “each and every one to commit themselves to eliminate racial discrimination”



Kinshasa, 21 March 2015“We must work together to combat all forms of discrimination. Let us commit ourselves to eliminate any practice that divides us along the lines of ethnicity, sex, religion, social background and identity. Rights to equality and dignity are essential for building a lasting peace based on solid foundations,” said Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC.

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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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