By a unanimous vote on March 31, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution extending the mandate of MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for another year.
The Security Council also lowered cap on the number of UN troops deployed in the DRC from 19,815 to 16,215. In addition, the resolution allowed for the replacement of some troops with more highly trained, specialized units, and included specific performance indicators for troop-contributing countries, to be reported on by the Secretary-General.
The resource-rich DRC has suffered from rampant corruption and violent fighting between dozens of armed factions, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 5.4 million people since 1998. In addition, there have been 107 fatalities of peacekeepers in the DRC since 2010, including nine in 2016 alone. In March, two members of the DRC Group of Experts, one from the United States and one from Sweden, along with their Congolese interpreter, were found dead in Kasai Central Province, serving as a reminder of the continued threats facing UN personnel in the DRC.
U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley, applauded the Security Council's renewal of the MONUSCO mandate and for its action to make the mission stronger and more effective.
“When we look at these peacekeeping missions, what we need to focus on is...not the number of people we have on the ground, it's the quality of the work that's happening on the ground,” she said. ”We can have thousands and thousands of troops, but if they're not really working to keep the Congolese safe, none of that matters.”
Ambassador Haley said she was pleased that the Security Council, along with the troop ceiling, “made sure that where the troops are, they are actually going to be more effective.” The key, she added is “to make sure that the elections are safe, to make sure we're keeping people safe.”
The most important priority must be the protection of civilians, Ambassador Haley emphasized. Of great assistance in that, she said, is holding troops accountable for their actions. She welcomed the Security Council's request for a strategic review by September 30.
“What we can't do is walk away...and say our job is done,” Ambassador Haley said. “What we need to do is keep looking and making sure that what we did is actually working and effective and meeting our goals.”
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1. In addition, the resolution allowed for the replacement of some troops with more highly trained, specialized units,
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2. The resource-rich DRC has suffered from rampant corruption and violent fighting between dozens of armed factions,
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3月31日，通过一致表决投票，联合国安理会采纳了延长联合国驻刚果稳定特派团(MONUSCO, UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo)任期的决议。
刚果虽资源丰富，但也经不起猖獗的腐败和数十个武装派别之间的暴力争斗，所以，自1998年以来已有大约540万人死亡。此外，自2010年以来，在刚果牺牲的维和人员有107人，其中，仅2016年一年就有9人牺牲。今年3月，2名来自刚果专家组的成员——一名来自美国，一名来自瑞典——以及2人的刚果语口译员的尸体在中开赛省(Kasai Central Province)发现。这提醒着人们联合国驻刚果人员所面临的持续威胁。