Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • 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,...

  • On Monday (19 March), the Council will be briefed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), focusing on the humanitarian situation. Briefers will include Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, who recently visited the country, and Jeanine Bandu Bahati,...

  • March 2018

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In March, the Security Council is due to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), known as MONUSCO, which expires on 31 March. The newly appointed Special...

  • 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...

  • Tomorrow (9 January), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will brief the Council on recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The briefing will be followed by consultations. The recent protests and related violence over delays in...

  • January 2018

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will brief the Council on the latest MONUSCO report and on recent developments in the country.

  • 6 December 2017

    Great Lakes Region Resolution Adoption

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    On Friday (8 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the Great Lakes region. Egypt, along with Ethiopia and Senegal, initiated the resolution in order to mark the upcoming five-year anniversary of the Peace, Security and...

  • Tomorrow (7 November), the Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime. The statement is being adopted pursuant to resolution 2360 of 21 June 2017, which renewed the regime and...

  • November 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council will continue to follow developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) closely in light of the fragile political, security and humanitarian situation. During the month, the Council expects to receive the 45-day written update of the Secretary General “on political and technical progress and obstacles to the implementation of the 31 December 2016 agreement”, as per resolution 2348.

  • Tomorrow (11 October), Maman Sambo Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), will brief the Council. The briefing will be followed by consultations, which will also be attended...

  • October 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council will be briefed on several reports on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that are due by the end of September. The Council will also be briefed on the strategic review of MONUSCO requested in resolution 2348 of 31 March. 

  • September 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council will continue to watch the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) closely, and a briefing may be requested depending on developments.

  • 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...

  • August 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    During August the Council expects to receive the Secretary-General’s report on progress in implementing the 31 December 2016 agreement on the electoral process and a transitional government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is also likely to receive the final report of the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee on the Committee’s Group of Experts. 

  • Tomorrow (11 July), the Council will be briefed by Maman Sambo Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), on the Secretary-General’s three-monthly report on...