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26 November 2014. Kinshasa, DR Congo. The River Congo (4 700 km long with a flow rate of 41 000 m³/s). A view separating the two cities Brazzaville and Kinshasa; 4 kms away from each other. 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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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

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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