UN Documents for Democratic Republic of the Congo: Security Council Presidential Statements

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2 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/6 Adopted under the agenda item "peace and security in Africa", this PRST referred to the Ebola outbreak in the DRC and the need to have international cooperation to address it.
7 November 2017 S/PRST/2017/23 This was a presidential statement that reiterated the need for the government of the DRC to fully investigate the killing of the two members of the Sanctions Committee Group of Experts and bring the perpetrators to justice.
26 July 2017 S/PRST/2017/12 This was on the political, security and human rights situation in the DRC.
4 January 2017 S/PRST/2017/1 The Council adopted a presidential statement welcoming the signing on 31 December 2016 of a comprehensive and inclusive political agreement on the electoral calendar in the DRC.
5 December 2016 S/PRST/2016/18 This called on all political stakeholders in the DRC to continue to work towards peaceful, credible, inclusive and timely elections.
9 November 2015 S/PRST/2015/20 The Council stressed the importance of neutralising armed groups in the DRC and concern that joint operations between the Congolese army and the Force Intervention Brigade in cooperation with the whole of MONUSCO had yet to resume.
8 January 2015 S/PRST/2015/1 This was a presidential statement reiterating the need for the DRC, together with MONUSCO, through its intervention brigade, to neutralise the FDLR by commencing military operations immediately.
5 November 2014 S/PRST/2014/22 This was a presidential statement noting deep concern over the lack of progress of the voluntary disarmament process of the Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) and calling on the DRC, in coordination with MONUSCO, to undertake immediate military action against those in the FDLR who do not engage in the demobilisation process or who continue to carry out human rights abuses.
14 November 2013 S/PRST/2013/17 This presidential statement called for the swift conclusion and implementation of a final and comprehensive agreement that provides for the disarmament and demobilisation of the March 23 (M23) rebel group and accountability for human rights abusers.
25 July 2013 S/PRST/2013/11 This presidential statement called on the DRC and the countries of the region to implement promptly, fully and in good faith, their respective commitments under the Framework agreement.
19 October 2012 S/PRST/2012/22 This presidential statement concerned the unrest caused by the M23 in the DRC.
18 May 2011 S/PRST/2011/11 This presidential statement focused on stabilisation efforts in the DRC.
17 September 2010 S/PRST/2010/17 This presidential statement urged the DRC government to prosecute the perpetrators of the mass rapes that occurred in eastern DRC in late July and August.
22 December 2008 S/PRST/2008/48 This statement condems the repeated failure of Joseph Kony to sign the Final Peace Agreement. Strongly condems the recent attacks by the LRA in the DRC and Southern Sudan. Recalls the the ICC arrest warrants for certain LRA leaders. Welcomes the joint efforts made by States in the region to address the security threat posed by the LRA. Welcomes the re-establishment of peace and security in northern Uganda.
29 October 2008 S/PRST/2008/40 This was a presidential statement condemning the rebel CNDP offensive in the eastern region of the DRC and demanding that it ends its operations. The Council noted the request for reinforcement of the MONUC made by the UN Secretariat and indicated that it would “study expeditiously that request in view of the developments of the situation on the ground.”