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UN peacekeeper looks on as Community Liaison Assistant works in a field at Otobora, DRC.
16 July 2013
© MONUSCO / Myriam Asmani
UN peacekeeper looks on as Community Liaison Assistant works in a field at Otobora, DRC.

Mission facts

  • Location:
    DRC and the subregion
  • Headquarters:
    Kinshasa (DRC)
  • Liaison offices:
    Pretoria (South Africa), Kigali (Rwanda) and Kampala (Uganda)
  • Logistics base:
    Entebbe (Uganda)
  • Duration:
    July 2010 to present

Mission contacts

Protecting civilians and consolidating peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

MONUSCO took over from an earlier UN peacekeeping operation – the United Nations Organization Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) – on 1 July 2010. It was done in accordance with Security Council resolution 1925 PDF Document of 28 May to reflect the new phase reached in the country.

The new mission has been authorized to use all necessary means to carry out its mandate relating, among other things, to the protection of civilians, humanitarian personnel and human rights defenders under imminent threat of physical violence and to support the Government of the DRC in its stabilization and peace consolidation efforts.