Primacy of politics

Political Affairs Division (PAD) aims to promote an environment in which all segments of society, including women, youth and Indigenous people, can participate in an inclusive democratic state, promoted and protected by relevant national institutions. Recognizing that progress towards the Mission’s end state in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is inherently linked to politics and political will, PAD leverages its good offices and those of the Mission’s leadership, both at national and provincial levels in the pursuit of its objectives. PAD also supports, as appropriate, efforts at regional level to address drivers of conflict and instability.