September 16, 2019
 In MONUSCO - Peacekeeping Efforts in the DRC

Country: United Kingdom
Delegate Name: Stephen pellathy

United Kingdom Model United Nations Position paper
Topic: Conflict in DRC

The United Kingdom (UK) is gravely concerned about the continuing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has had severe humanitarian, security and economic impacts on the region. As a member of the United Nations, the UK is committed to upholding international peace and security, and we believe that a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the DRC is essential.
The UK recognizes that the situation in the DRC is complex and multifaceted, involving various armed groups, regional actors and transnational actors. The UK strongly believes that the root causes of the conflict must be addressed in order to achieve a sustainable and lasting peace. These root causes include but are not limited to governance, human rights, economic development, and regional security.
The UK believes that the government of the DRC has a crucial role to play in addressing the root causes of the conflict. We urge the DRC government to prioritize good governance and accountability, to respect human rights, and to promote sustainable economic development. The UK is committed to supporting the DRC government in these efforts and stands ready to provide assistance as needed.
The UK is also deeply concerned about the involvement of neighboring countries in the conflict, particularly Rwanda and Uganda. We call upon these countries to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the DRC, and to refrain from supporting or engaging in any actions that may exacerbate the conflict. The UK calls upon the international community to support diplomatic efforts aimed at reducing tensions and encouraging constructive engagement between the DRC and its neighbors.
The UK recognizes the importance of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) in providing security and protection to civilians, and in supporting the DRC government in its efforts to promote peace and stability. We commend the important work of MONUSCO and call for its continued support by the international community. The UK also believes that it is important to explore ways to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of MONUSCO in order to better respond to the evolving situation on the ground.
The UK emphasizes the importance of inclusive and participatory peace processes that involve all stakeholders, including women, youth, and marginalized groups. We urge the DRC government to engage in meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders, and to ensure that their views are reflected in the peace process.
In conclusion, the UK remains committed to working towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution to the conflict in the DRC. We stand ready to work with the international community, the DRC government, and all stakeholders towards this end.

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