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27 March 2015. Kichanga, North Kivu, DR Congo: UN peacekeepers stand guard on the helipad of MONUSCO base in Kichanga. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
 
 
 
Security Council renews DR Congo Mission, reduces troop numbers by 2,000

 

26 March 2015 – The Security Council passed a resolution today renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General’s report on the strategic review of the mission.

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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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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, and Maximilian Dyck, Country Director, UNMAS Committed with the Government for a mine-free DRC by 2020

Kinshasa, 1 April 2015 - "The objective of the Congolese Government is to make the DRC mine-free by 2020. This is not only a dream, it is also a duty, and MONUSCO as well as UNMAS are fully committed to work with the government in achieving this noble objective", has stated Martin Kobler, Special representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in DRC. 
 

During the last nine months, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) teams have participated in 415 missions, and destroyed 15,494 explosive remnants of war, 33,805 small arms and light weapons ammunition and 632 weapons.

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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Security Council, 7409th meeting (March 19, 2015)
The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo)
Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (S/2015/172)
Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region (S/2015/173)
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