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During the Commemoration of the International Peace Day 2014, many events have taken place in the DR Congo; the highlight of which the musical concert organized by Peace One Day in Goma, with distinguished guest like the international star Akon. Photo : Aqueel KHAN/MONUSCO
 
 
 
Celebrating the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers in Goma



Goma, 25 February 2014 - In commemoration of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February 2014), the Child Protection Section (CPS) in Goma hosted a week of activities aimed at raising awareness on the prevention of child recruitment.

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Journey to the centre of the earth: UN peacekeepers aid volcanologists in DR Congo



25 February 2014 – Breaking through clouds of smoke, a United Nations helicopter flying a team of scientists over eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dipped near the mouth of Nyamuragira, one of Africa’s most active yet least studied volcanoes, which threatens to potentially turn Goma into Pompeii.
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Sensitization Campaign on Interfaith Dialogue

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Kinshasa, 6 February 2014 – As part of its mandate to ensure the promotion of United Nations ideals, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has teamed up with the Christian and Islamic Laymen of Congo Committee (known by its French acronym COLCIC) to co-organize an awareness campaign for the promotion of peace.  Launched in April 2013, the campaign ends during the first week of February, which was proclaimed the World Interfaith Harmony Week by the General Assembly in Resolution A/RES/65/5 of 20 October 2010. This year, the Week is celebrated from 3 to 9 February.

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UK delegation visits eastern D.R. Congo to assess security situation



Goma, 6 February 2014 - A United Kingdom delegation accompanied by Martin Kobler, Chief of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, visited the towns of Bweremana (Masisi territory) and Ottobora (Walikale territory) on 6 February 2014. Following their visit, Marc Simmonds (British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office) who was leading the British delegation and Corner Diane, Ambassador of the UK to the D. R. Congo, met with the media in Goma, the regional capital.

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Martin Kobler, MONUSCO Chief, welcomes ICC decision on Congolese warlord


Kinshasa, 7 March 2014
: Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in the DRC, expressed his strong appreciation following the verdict rendered earlier today by the International Criminal Court which found former militia leader Germain Katanga guilty as an accessory to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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 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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