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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.
Forty-eight provincial MPs and sixteen political and administrative staff members from the North-Kivu Provincial Assembly are receiving 2-day training, from 20 to 21 November in Goma as part of retraining and induction seminar on parliamentary procedures and practices.
MONUSCO Force acting Commander, General Thierry Lion, gave an interview to Radio Okapi on 18 November, in which he clarified the role played by MONUSCO in the ongoing operations conducted by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) against the ADF in Beni.