The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo – MONUSCO

Last update on: 24 November 2020

UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti – MONUSCO peacekeepers on patrol.

Executive Summary

from official MONUSCO​​​​​​​, UN Press, and Crisis Group

MONUSCO is focused on strengthening governance, protecting civilians, and reducing instability in the eastern territory, as evidenced by continued support for the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) which was established in 2013 to conduct offensive operations. The U.S. priority for MONUSCO has been ensuring performance and accountability, as well as reducing funding for the mission because of its links to government forces that have committed gross human rights violations, including unlawful killings and sexual violence. 

With the renewal of the mission’s mandate in Resolution 2502 (2019) of December 19, 2019, the Security Council had an opportunity to rethink its approach to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The council must prioritize local conflict resolution and support President Tshisekedi’s efforts to improve regional relations to combat more than 100 armed groups that devastate the east.[1]


Source: UNITED NATIONS – Office of Information and Communications Technology Geospatial Information Section



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