Elements of Press Statement on DRC
1. Members of the Council heard a presentation by Mme Safiatou Ba-n’daw on the interim report of
the Experts Panel to investigate illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth in
the DRC and took note of her presentation. Members of the Council reiterated their full support for
the work of the Panel.
2. Members of the Council expressed disappointment with the responses so far of several
governments to the inquiries made by the Panel and called upon all governments to cooperate fully
with the Panel in carrying out their investigations.
3. Members of the Council urged the Panel to provide a substantive and comprehensive final report
based on information provided by governmental and rebel groups, as well as independent and public
4. Members of the Council noted that the final report should be submitted on schedule in March.