Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to promote provision of resources to the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo sufficient to protect civilians and support the organisation of free, fair and credible elections in 2017 in that country.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The recent renewal of the MONUSCO mandate on 31 March focussed the mission on the protection of civilians and supporting the implementation of the 31 December political agreement, including elections. The UK successfully shaped Security Council negotiations to ensure the mission has the necessary resources to fulfil its core mandate.

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