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28 May 2015, Bunia, Oriental Province, DR Congo: Peacekeepers belonging to the Bangladeshi contingent in MONUSCO conduct a foot patrol around Bunia. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
UNPOL and JICA team up to build the capacities of the Congolese National Police



In a ceremony held in Kinshasa on Friday 17 April 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Police component (UNPOL) of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of the « Project for the Professionalization the Police for the Population and Peace », P4P in acronym.

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MONUSCO facilitates dialogue to restore confidence between authorities and population in Aru


More than 30 people representing the civilian and judicial authorities as well as civil society met on12-13 April at the centre d’alerte pacifique of Aru territory to reflect on what mechanisms to put in place in order to restore confidence between the different local actors.

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Ituri: MONUSCO encourages women to stand as candidates in forthcoming elections

On 14 April, the Gender and Political Affaires sections of MONUSCO/Ituri took part in an informal meeting, organized by the head of Gender and Family office of the ex-Ituri district, on the issue of women’s potential participation as candidates in the forthcoming elections.

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Ending mass crimes, a major challenge for the ICGLR and the United Nations

Bukavu, 13 April 2015 — Putting an end to the most serious violations of human rights in the DR Congo – that is the goal that the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office seek to promote through a series of workshops on the prevention of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and all forms of discrimination.

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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, and Maximilian Dyck, Country Director, UNMAS Committed with the Government for a mine-free DRC by 2020

Kinshasa, 1 April 2015 - "The objective of the Congolese Government is to make the DRC mine-free by 2020. This is not only a dream, it is also a duty, and MONUSCO as well as UNMAS are fully committed to work with the government in achieving this noble objective", has stated Martin Kobler, Special representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in DRC. 

During the last nine months, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) teams have participated in 415 missions, and destroyed 15,494 explosive remnants of war, 33,805 small arms and light weapons ammunition and 632 weapons.

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Roger Meece visits the MONUSCO base at Rwindi following the 23 October attack

Kinshasa, 1 November 2010 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Roger Meece paid a visit to North Kivu this Saturday, 30 October 2010. The Special Representative visited the locality of Rwindi situated in the territory of Rutshuru where the base of MONUSCO peacekeepers had been attacked by a group of about 50 armed men on 30 October 2010. Mr. Meece was accompanied by local Congolese authorities and a delegation of civilian and military officials from MONUSCO’s Goma office.

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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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