Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Tomorrow (6 December), Security Council members are expected to hold a meeting under “any other business” at the request of the UN Secretariat to discuss the recent insecurity in eastern DRC. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to...

  • December 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Security Council will need to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) before it expires on 20 December. The 1533 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime expires on 1 July 2020.

  • On Wednesday (13 November), Council members are expected to hold consultations to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The meeting was requested by France, the penholder on...

  • October 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, Special Representative and head of mission Leila Zerrougui will brief the Council on the latest Secretary-General’s report on MONUSCO. Consultations are expected following the briefing. The mandate of MONUSCO expires on 20 December, and the 1533 sanctions regime expires on 1 July 2020.

  • On Friday (2 August), the Security Council adopted a presidential statement on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The adoption of the statement took place amidst ongoing efforts to stem the spread of the...

  • On Wednesday, 31 July, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue (IID) on the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, and South Africa requested this meeting....

  • July 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Council is scheduled to hold a briefing and consultations on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi (Kuwait) will brief in his capacity as chair of the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee.

  • June 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council is due to renew the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee. The Council may also choose to discuss the DRC more broadly as post-electoral developments and the Ebola epidemic continue to unfold. The mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) expires on 20 December 2019.

  • Today (29 March), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of MONUSCO, until 20 December 2019. The draft resolution was circulated by France, the penholder, on 18 March. Three meetings were held to negotiate the text along with bilateral discussions.

  • March 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council will renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Before that, a briefing on the Secretary-General’s latest report and consultations with the head of MONUSCO, Leila Zerrougui, are likely.

  • February 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council will continue to follow the situation in the DRC. While no meeting was scheduled at press time, the Council may request to be briefed on the political situation and implementation of election benchmarks by the Special Representative and head of MONUSCO, Leila Zerrougui.

  • Tomorrow (11 January), the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic...

  • January 2019

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In January 2019, the Council will monitor closely the political situation in the DRC after the elections, at press time scheduled for 30 December 2018. The Council will also be briefed, most likely by the Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), Leila Zerrougui, on the Secretary-General’s latest report on MONUSCO and the most recent developments. MONUSCO’s mandate expires on 31 March 2019.

  • Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Leila Zerrougui....

  • Tomorrow morning (30 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The resolution was initiated by Ethiopia, which worked in close cooperation with Sweden. Several...