Insights: DRC

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    Security Council Visiting Mission to the DRC

    The Security Council leaves today on a visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that will run from Friday (5 October) through Sunday (7 October). This will be the Council’s 14th visit to the DRC. The most...

    posted on THU 4 OCT 2018
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    UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), until 31 March 2019. The draft resolution, circulated by the penholder France on 14 March,...

    posted on MON 26 MAR 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Arria-formula Meeting

    On Monday (12 February), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting focused on the upcoming presidential, legislative and provincial elections scheduled for 23 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting will be open to the...

    posted on FRI 9 FEB 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions: Briefing on the Deaths of Two Members of the Group of Experts

    Today (22 August), Council members will be briefed by the Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, Peter Drennan, under “any other business” on the conclusions of the Secretary-General’s Board of inquiry (BoI) into the murder in March of two members of...

    posted on TUE 22 AUG 2017
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    Vote on Draft Resolution Renewing MONUSCO Mandate

    Tomorrow (31 March), the Security Council is set to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), including that of its force intervention brigade, until 31 March 2018. The negotiations over...

    posted on THU 30 MAR 2017
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    Arria-Formula Meeting with Human Rights Components in Peace Operations

    Tomorrow (24 February) Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay are co-hosting a closed Arria-formula meeting with the heads of human rights components of three UN peace operations. Council members have used the closed Arria-formula format to meet with the heads of human...

    posted on THU 23 FEB 2017
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    Adoption of a Presidential Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This afternoon (4 January), the Security Council is set to adopt a presidential statement welcoming the 31 December 2016 agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government and opposition groups on the electoral process. The agreement was a...

    posted on WED 4 JAN 2017
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Meeting and Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    Briefing and Consultations This afternoon, the Council will be briefed by Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Maman Sambo Sidikou, followed by consultations. Assistant-Secretary-General for...

    posted on MON 5 DEC 2016
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Luanda

    On Monday 14 November, the Council concluded its DRC-focused trip to Africa with a day of meetings in Luanda, Angola. The Council included Luanda as part of its itinerary in order to hold talks with José Eduardo dos Santos, President...

    posted on TUE 15 NOV 2016
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    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in Beni

    The Security Council visiting mission to Africa travelled today from Kinshasa to Beni, a town and area in the North Kivu Province that in the past two years has experienced the highest levels of violence in the country against civilians,...

    posted on MON 14 NOV 2016
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    Dispatches from the Field: Council Meetings in Kinshasa

    Having arrived on Friday evening in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Council members embarked on a busy schedule of meetings in Kinshasa. On the night of their arrival, members had a two-hour briefing and discussion with...

    posted on SUN 13 NOV 2016
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola

    On Friday (11 November), Council members will begin their visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Angola. This will be the Council’s thirteenth visit to the DRC and its fourth to Angola; the most recent Council...

    posted on THU 10 NOV 2016
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    Renewal of Democratic Republic of the Congo Sanctions

    Tomorrow (23 June), the Security Council is set to renew the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime until 1 July 2017 and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the DRC Sanctions Committee until 1 August 2017....

    posted on WED 22 JUN 2016
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    Renewal of UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Tomorrow (30 March), the Council is set to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 March 2017 at its current troop level. The draft text of the resolution...

    posted on TUE 29 MAR 2016
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    Open Debate on the Great Lakes Region

    On Monday (21 March), a ministerial-level open debate on the prevention and resolution of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region will be held, at the initiative of Security Council president, Angola. A draft presidential statement was circulated late Thursday evening...

    posted on FRI 18 MAR 2016