MONUSCO statement following the signing of the Special Arrangements for the implementation of the 31 December Agreement on 27 April under the auspices of the Congolese Parliament
Kinshasa, 29 April 2017: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou, takes note of the latest political developments in the DRC and urges all Congolese stakeholders to work towards the swift and full implementation of the 31 December Agreement. He further notes that several but not all the signatories of the New Year's Eve Agreement signed the Special Arrangements.
The Special Representative reaffirms the provisions of UNSCR 2348 and urges all stakeholders to redouble their efforts to achieve greater inclusiveness in accordance with the letter and spirit of the 31 December Agreement.
Maman Sidikou reiterates his readiness to support this process through his good offices, enshrined in resolution 2348, and in close consultation with leaders of the sub-region and the African Union, to enable Congolese stakeholders to focus, without further delay, on the organization of elections by the end of 2017, and thereby live up to their commitments under the 31 December Agreement.