Press releases

  • Training session for female PNC staff on gender-based sexual violence (SGBV) issues at the PNC headquarters in Kalemie. Photo MONUSCO / Marcelline COMLAN

    Training session for female PNC staff on gender-based sexual violence (SGBV) issues at the PNC headquarters in Kalemie. Photo MONUSCO / Marcelline COMLAN

    11 Nov 2019 - New York / Kinshasa, 11 November 2019 - Following months of consultations with the Congolese authorities, including with the Special Adviser to the President on Youth, Gender and Violence against Women, and intense advocacy from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the Congolese Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Security and Customary Affairs signed the Congolese National Police’s (PNC) Action Plan on the fight ag
  • 28 Oct 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator.
  • The Security Council reiterates its grave concern about the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC. Photo United Nations

    05 Aug 2019 - The Security Council reiterates its grave concern about the most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). It takes note that the World Health Organisation(WHO)has declared the Ebola outbreak in the DRC a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
  • 01 Aug 2019 - The members of the Security Council met on 24 July 2019 to discuss the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and activities of the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). They were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Leila Zerrougui, on the political, human rights, security and humanitarian situation in the country.
  • 16 Nov 2018 - Kinshasa, 15 November 2018 - In response to regular attacks on the civilian population in the Beni area, the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) jointly planned offensive operations that were launched on 13 November 2018 with the intention of disrupting Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) activities.
  • 08 Nov 2018 - 8 November 2018 (KINSHASA) – New measures to overcome challenges in the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are having a positive impact, although the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping and the World Health Organization (WHO) said after a joint mission to assess the outbreak. 
  • MONUSCO calls for the respect of the freedom to demonstrate in a peaceful and restrained manner

    MONUSCO calls for the respect of the freedom to demonstrate in a peaceful and restrained manner

    14 Nov 2017 - Kinshasa, 14 November 2017 – At a time when several political and civil society organizations are calling for demonstrations across the entire Democratic Republic of the Congo, starting on 15 November, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) reiterates its commitment to the respect of Human Rights and the freedom to peacefully express opinions.
  • Joint Communique - The African Union and the United Nations welcome the publication of the electoral calendar in the DRC and urge for consensus on the electoral process
    09 Nov 2017 - Addis Ababa, 9th November, 2017: The African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou, met on 9 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review the political and security situation in Burundi, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and the DRC.
  • MONUSCO calls for the immediate release of opposition activists arrested yesterday in Lubumbashi

    Maman Sidikou, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of MONUSCO

    23 Oct 2017 -  KINSHASA – 23 October 2017 - The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) condemns the arrest of many members of the Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acquises au changement by Congolese defense and security forces yesterday in Lubumbashi, in the province of Haut-Katanga.
  • MONUSCO repels deadly attack by suspected ADF in Mamundioma; reinforcements deployed to secure the location

    MONUSCO repels deadly attack by suspected ADF in Mamundioma; reinforcements deployed to secure the location. Photo MONUSCO/Force

    09 Oct 2017 - KINSHASA, October 9, 2017 – In the early hours of Monday morning, MONUSCO repelled an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on a MONUSCO position in Mamundioma, North Kivu province, during which the Mission sustained casualties. Initial reports suggest two peacekeepers are dead and several are wounded. The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to Goma for medical assistance.

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