Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • June 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council is likely to extend the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime and the mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee for a few months in a technical rollover. 

  • 11 April 2017

    Briefing on the Great Lakes Region

    What's in Blue

    On Wednesday afternoon (12 April), the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, will brief the Council on the latest report on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework Agreement (S/2017/208). Djinnit...

  • 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...

  • March 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), which expires on 31 March. 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • January 2017

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is likely to brief the Council on developments in the country and the latest report of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The Council will closely follow political and security developments in the DRC and may convene additional meetings as necessary.

  • 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...

  • 15 November 2016

    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Luanda

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    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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • November 2016

    DRC

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Security Council is expected to undertake a visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Council will also be briefed by the Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, followed by consultations, on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PSC Framework) and other developments in the region.

  • October 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security 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). The Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, will brief on the latest report on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement.

  • July 2016

    DRC

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security 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).