#WPS20 Event Summary: “We Have to Break the Silence Somehow:” Preventing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence through UN Peacekeeping

For an English transcript of the French remarks made by Ms. Desanges Kabuo in the video above please click here. To mark the twentieth anniversary of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, and…

Enabling Support by Mitigating Risk: MONUSCO’s Implementation of the Human Rights Due Diligence Policy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) faces a paradox. MONUSCO is mandated both to protect civilians and to support operations by the Congolese national army (FARDC), a military whose soldiers are regularly responsible for endangering civilians by committing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

A Mandate for Gradual Transition and Strong Performance

On December 19, 2019, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2502, outlining a new mandate for the peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo—known by its French acronym MONUSCO. Changes to a peacekeeping mission’s mandate instruct peacekeepers on what shifts to make in their policies, activities, and operations on the ground. So, what…