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MONUSCO: Peacekeepers to the Peacemakers. Objective: FDLR (DIEEEA14-2014)

MONUSCO is “not in the DRC to react but to act” are Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler’s words to refer to the present situation of this mission on that country.
“Our position is clear: we are not in the DRC to react but to act, we are not there to deter but to prevent, and we do not only keep the peace, we must make peace a long term reality! With the Force Intervention Brigade and our Unmanned Aerial Vehicles all armed groups are aware now that we have the will and the means to take robust action at any time.”
(Statement of SRSG Martin Kobler to the Security Council. Turning promises into deeds. 13 January 2014)
This document, following the Special Representative’s words, analyzes MONUSCO’s present situation in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the improvements of the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC), and the main characteristics of the MONUSCO’s new objective: the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

Author: Blanca Palacián de Inza


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