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date: 13 May 2021

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This article focuses on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a peacekeeping mission formed by the UN Security Council in May 2010 to ensure civilian protection, the stabilization of the eastern part of the Congo, the protection and promotion of human rights, and the strengthening of the rule of law. After providing an overview of the conflict in the Congo, the article outlines MONUSCO’s performance during the first two and half years of its operations, including its actions against militias in North and South Kivu. It also considers the importance of the presidential elections of 2011 to the consolidation of peace and democracy in the Congo.

Keywords: United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, civilian protection, Congo, human rights, peace, democracy, United Nations

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