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Mitwaba, Upper-Katanga, DR Congo: A moto-taxi driver having received the latest edition of the magazine “Echos de la MONUSCO” takes some time out to read it. Photo MONUSCO/Denise Maheho
Arrival in Kinshasa of Maman Sambo Sidikou, new Head of MONUSCO

Kinshasa, 18 November 2015
– The new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sambo Sidikou, arrived in Kinshasa on Monday 16 November 2015.

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MONUSCO trains trainers of the Congolese National Police (PNC)

In Kalemie, Tanganyika province, MONUSCO held, from 14 October to 14 November, a training session for 37 PNC officers on “communication; the trainer and the adult trainee; pedagogical methods and means; and the organization and facilitation of a training activity.”

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The 15th anniversary of Resolution 1325 celebrated in Bunia

Bunia, 07 November 2015 – Some 120 invited people attended the celebration marking 15 years since the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in situations of armed conflict. The celebration was an opportunity to take stock of the actions undertaken by - and to initiate a dialogue between – representatives of Ituri women’s associations and civilian and military authorities in favor of the promotion of women.

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“I am thirty percent Congolese” - Lt-General Dos Santos Cruz

Goma, 13 November 2015 –
This sentiment was expressed by MONUSCO Force Commander on the eve of his departure from the DRC and Goma, where he established the Force headquarters upon arriving in June 2013; attributing over thirty per cent of his citizenship to Brazil, his home land and the remaining thirty percent to Haiti, where he had served as commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), from January 2007 to April 2009.

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Press Releases 2015  Press Releases 2015
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

David Gressly, Deputy Special Representative for the Rule of Law and Acting Head of Mission, and Jose Maria Aranaz, Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, commend the Government of the DRC for its accession to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

Kinshasa 19 October 2015 –
“Persons with disabilities are full human beings and the specific rights recognized to them require particular attention and positive measures reflecting the solidarity of the entire national and international community. By acceding to these instruments, the DRC has reaffirmed to the world its political will to establish as one of its priorities, the mainstreaming in Government policies of the protection of the rights of this category of persons who have often been neglected,” stated David Gressly.

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Invitation Expo 2015
Expositi8on photographique du Travail de la MONUSCO

Promgramme de vernissage de l'exposition photo

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The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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