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  • December 2020

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the Secretary-General’s most recent report on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) ahead of considering an extension of the mission’s mandate, which expires on 20 December. Read more

  • 3 November 2020

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Chronology of Events

    June 2022 On 29 June, the Security Council held a briefing (S/PV.9081), followed by closed consultations, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The briefing was based on the Secretary-General’s latest report, covering the period from... Read more

  • October 2020

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the Secretary-General’s most recent report on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). At the same meeting, the Chair of the 1533 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Abdou Abarry (Niger), will deliver his annual briefing to the Council. Also, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region Huang Xia is expected to provide his bi-annual briefing to the Council in October on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSC Framework) for the DRC and the region and other recent developments in the region. Read more

  • June 2020

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the Secretary-General’s most recent report on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Special Representative and head of MONUSCO Leila Zerrougui is likely to brief Council members. The briefing and consultations will be held by videoconference (VTC). Additionally, Council members will need to renew the measures under the 1533 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime, which expire on 1 July. The mandate of the Group of Experts assisting the 1533 DRC Sanctions Committee expires on 1 August and is traditionally renewed with the sanctions measures themselves.   Read more

  • March 2020

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the Secretary-General’s most recent report on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The MONUSCO mandate expires on 20 December. The 1533 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime expires on 1 July. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • October 2018

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council is planning a visiting mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Bolivia, France and Equatorial Guinea will co-lead the mission. Read more

  • August 2018

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Council will receive the latest Secretary-General’s report on the political and technical progress towards the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read more

  • July 2018

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Special Representative Leila Zerrougui will brief the Council on the latest report on the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The Secretary-General may brief the Council after his planned July visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); a civil society representative may brief as well. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is expected to attend the consultations that follow. Read more