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World AIDS Day: UN hails gains in combating virus, urges greater action towards zero discrimination





1 December 2013
– While welcoming the solid progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, United Nations officials marked World AIDS Day with urgent appeals for the international community to work even harder to end stigma, discrimination and complacency, to stop new HIV infections among children and to ensure access to care and treatment for all those that need it.

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UN envoy to the Great Lakes in region to push conclusion of Kampala Dialogue



Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), 25 November 2013 - Mary Robinson, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes, has begun a week-long mission to help shore up peace efforts in the region, visiting Tanzania, Rwanda, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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War not a child’s game



Bukavu, 24 November 2013 – In Bukavu, the provincial capital of South Kivu, the Child Protection section of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), together with its partners, commemorated on 22 November 2013 the 24th anniversary of the International Children’s Rights Day. 

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MONUSCO’s Martin Kobler marks 100 days in office, discusses achievements with Internet users



Goma, 21 November 2013 – In a special interactive live social media broadcast on 21 November 2013 marking his first 100 days in office as head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the D.R. Congo (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler discussed with Internet users around the world what the UN Mission has achieved under his leadership so far.

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Martin Kobler marks his first 100 days as Chief of MONUSCO



Kinshasa, 21 November 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kobler, marked his 100 days in office as head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) on 21 November. To mark this event, Mr. Kobler interacted with the public on the social media networks. From Goma, the provincial capital of the North-Kivu province, the Special Representative responded to questions and concerns from various interest groups.

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North Kivu:


Martin Kobler, MONUSCO Chief, is seriously concerned by allegations of brutal acts against the population
of Masisi territory

 

Kinshasa, 13 February 2014: MONUSCO received reports about several gross human rights violations including a summary execution of over 70 men and women committed in the Nyamaboko villages I and II, Masisi territory, North Kivu province.  

Martin Kobler, MONUSCO Chief expresses “serious concern over the allegations of the gross human rights violations deemed unacceptable; any person involved in such acts should face justice.”

The reports received by MONUSCO suggest that the summary executions were allegedly committed mainly by armed groups to spread terror among the population. The majority of the victims were killed with machete. MONUSCO shall spare no efforts to neutralize all the armed groups responsible for such acts. MONUSCO mission is on the ground to verify the allegations.

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A MONUSCO river patrol team rescues 300 civilians who are aboard three barges in distress on the Congo river. 14 April 2014. Photo MONUSCO/Major Claudiu-Octavian Mihaescu.
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