Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 August 2008

Democratic Republic of the Congo / United Nations


Democratic Republic of the Congo / United Nations


KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) August 7, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the DRC, the Secretary General’s Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Alan Doss, is intensifying efforts to reinforce the respect by MONUC peacekeepers for the United Nations code of conduct.


The Special Representative is seeking the advice of an independent, high-level panel of experts on how MONUC can further strengthen its efforts to prevent misconduct by its personnel, and to ensure that those responsible for unacceptable behaviour are held accountable.  This high-level panel, which will include both Congolese and international members, will be set up shortly.  The Special Representative and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations will cooperate in the panel’s work.


Alan Doss, in a statement this morning, stressed his commitment in maintaining the respect and trust of the Congolese people who deserve, he said, “the highest standards of conduct from civilian and military peacekeepers alike”.





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