On 9 December 2019, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations asked Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz to lead an independent assessment of MONUSCO’s response to the high number of attacks against civilians allegedly committed by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Beni te
Kinshasa, 15 January 2020 - During her first press conference for the year 2020, on Wednesday 15 January in Kinshasa, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of MONUSCO, Leila Zerrougui, stated that in the new mandate of MONUSCO adopted by
A Beni-based MONUSCO Police (UNPOL) team met on Tuesday 14 January 2020 with leaders of the Mulekera and Bungulu communities, in the Bundji health area in Beni, North Kivu, to discuss the mandate of MONUSCO in general, and that of MONUSCO Police in particular.
Bunia, 15 January 2020 - The Director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office, Abdoul Aziz Thioye, paid a brief visit to Bunia in Ituri on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, to meet with local authorities and the population after the release, 4 days earlier, in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Of
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The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict concluded her tour of eastern DRC after visiting Goma and Bukavu from 29 November to 2 December 2019. Pramila Patten is on her first official visit to the DRC.
The United Nations Victims’ Rights Advocate (VRA), Jane Connors, wrapped up her working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, from November 21 to 29, 2019, by the South Kivu province, after visiting Kinshasa and Goma.
Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were conducting extensive patrols in the east of the country on Tuesday, one day after demonstrators set fire to buildings to protest lack of civilian protection in the face of attacks by armed groups.