Topic: MONUSCO – Peacekeeping Efforts in the DRC
Delegate Name: Tiana Gentry
Helping the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to establish itself as a strong country with a well-built government is a priority of Mozambique. As African nations, both geographically and politically, we are still experiencing the aftereffects of colonialism. Mozambique sees the situation in the DRC as one that should be dealt with with the humanity of the people in mind.
Keeping the committee centered on both the people of the DRC and UN-authorized forces safe, Mozambique asks: “How can we center resolutions to put the best interest of humanity first?”; “How can this room continue the works of previous Security Council’s mission, like that of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo released on the 30th of November 2022, and continue developing the DRC?”
Mozambique is looking to support resolutions that want to uphold the DRC’s integrity, but also condemn the actions of anyone furthering violence of any kind. Mozambique wants transparency from resolutions, problems have been known to be sourced inside the UN. Such as a situation with the Central African Republic where many individuals were taken advantage of by UN peacekeepers. “In the spring of 2014, allegations came to light that international troops serving as peacekeepers had sexually abused a number of young children in exchange for food or money.” (UN News Center). Resolutions Mozambique wants to support show no favoritism to any party and focus solely on making sure innocent civilians are cared for.
Mozambique looks forward to working with other countries that seek to use the abilities of the Security Council to stop the conflict that is affecting the people in the DRC.