The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo – MONUSCO
Last update on: 3 June 2021
from official MONUSCO, UN Press, UN Digital Library 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 (Resolution 2556/2020), UN decides to extend until 20 December 2021 the MONUSCO in the DRC, including, on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent or any prejudice to the agreed principles of peacekeeping, its Intervention Brigade.
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