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In the context of monitoring detention conditions, a team from the United Nations Police (UNPOL) component of MONUSCO, accompanied by a local magistrate, visited police holding cells in Kalemie town, Katanga province. The photo shows a member of the visiting team (first from right) and the magistrate (middle) interviewing the chief officer at the Kalemie Police Headquarters detention facility. This facility was built by MONUSCO. Photo UNPOL/Al-Shami Hussein
 
 
 
MONUSCO Senior Military Command meet over civilian protection and security issues



Members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission’s senior military command met in Goma on 9 and 10 May 2014 under the chairmanship of the Force Commander Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz to discuss civilians’ protection and security which are both central to MONUSCO’s mandate.

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MONUSCO supports efforts for Congolese National Police (PNC) presence in Areas where LRA is active



PNC stations in Nguilima district, located 45 km away from the west of the city of Dungu, in the territory of Haut-Uele, Eastern Province reopened on 23 May 2014; PNC activities there were disrupted in 2008 following a number of raids by Ugandan rebels of the Lord Resistant Army (LRA)
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MONUSCO Trains FARDC Troops in Bunia on How to Use IT Tools



Bangladeshi Peacekeepers of the UN Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO), launched Wednesday 21 May 2014 in Bunia, the administrative capital of the district of Ituri, a training session around the basics for the practical use of IT tools intended for the military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC)
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Civil Society Organization in Mbandaka, DRC organizes protest march for MONUSCO’s significant presen



Mbandaka, 21 May 2014 - In a memorandum submitted Wednesday 21 May 2014 to the office of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO)/Mbandaka, the administrative capital of Equateur province, local civil society organizations want the UN Mission to remain in Equateur. 

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Joint Statement by the Special Envoys for the Great Lakes on the FDLR
Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson, U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russ Feingold, Special Representative of the African Union Boubacar Diarra, European Union Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region KoenVervaeke, and UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the DRC Martin Kobler note the letter of April 18, 2014, signed by a representative of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), in which the author stated that the FDLR declared it would lay down its weapons on May 30, 2014, in two locations in North and South Kivu.  Reports indicate that no such activity took place in South Kivu, and up until now, an insignificant number of low ranking combatants surrendered in North Kivu.
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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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