Alejandro Sanchez

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Yes, MONUSCO Needs To Stay in the DRC

The mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) was amended and renewed until 31 March, 2018. The mission is now tasked to oversee and support the transitional election process in the troubled African nation, continue to protect civilians, but its maximum allocated force strength has been reduced by three thousand personnel.

MONUSCO has had a troubled history and while it is far from an ideal mission, withdrawing from the country would be even more problematic for the DRC.

A Troubled Past And Present

Several reports have been published about MONUSCO in recent years (see “Challenges and the Path Forward for MONUSCO” or “MONUC/MONUSCO and Civilian Protection in the Kivus”) which should be consulted for more information regarding the successes and many shortfalls of this mission.…  Seguir leyendo »