Chronology of Events

revised on 30 January 2015

LRA-affected areas

November 2009

On 17 November, members of the Council met in informal consultations to discuss LRA attacks on civilians in the DRC, Central African Republic and Sudan. Following the meeting, the Council issued a press statement expressing concern at the direct and serious threat the activities of the LRA posed to the civilian population, humanitarian operations and regional stability.

July 2009

On 15 July, Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for LRA-Affected Areas, Joaquim Chissano, gave  his last briefing to the Council in closed consultations. 

May 2009

On 26 May, the Secretary-General informed the Council of his attention to suspend Chissano’s assignment as special envoy as of 30 June as he had achieved the main objectives of his mandate with the conclusion of negotiations in March 2008 when agreements were signed on all substantive issues, including by the representatives of the LRA.

April 2009

In a press statement on 9 April on the situation in the DRC following a briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the DRC, the Council expressed support for joint operations by Congolese government forces and MONUC against armed groups, including the LRA.

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