Security Council

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Security Council, 9590th meeting

The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(S/2024/251)
http://www.undocs.org/S/2024/251

Statement before the vote: Russian Federation
Procedural vote(s) requested by: Russian Federation
The President put the provisional agenda to a vote.
Vote: 15 in favour; 0 against; 0 abstention(s)
The agenda was adopted.
Briefer: Ms. Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (via video-teleconference)
Briefer: Ms. Jacquie-Anna, civil society representative, National Technical Secretariat for the Implementation of UNSCR 2250 (via video-teleconference)
Statements: All Council members, with Sierra Leone speaking on behalf of: Algeria, Guyana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone
Statements: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi
Further statement: Democratic Republic of the Congo

https://press.un.org/en/2024/sc15646.doc.htm

While the elections recently held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were largely peaceful, the security and humanitarian situation in its east has further deteriorated, the Security Council heard today from the Head of the peacekeeping mission in that country, as it begins its phased withdrawal after 25 years.
Presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report (document S/2024/251), Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), said the formation of the new Government is under way in that country after elections on 20 December. However, the 23 March Movement (M23) “is making significant advances and expanding its territory to unprecedented levels,” she said. She also drew attention to the atrocities committed by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and called on all foreign forces illegally operating in the country to withdraw.
The Council also heard from Jacquie-Anna, civil society representative from STN 2250, who highlighted its mission to promote young people at the decision-making table, and she called for and end to sexual abuse as a weapon of war by the Rwandan occupation army.

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