The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has officially started the process of withdrawal from the country, according to a senior official. This move is part of the UN’s ongoing efforts to adjust its peacekeeping operations based on the evolving situation on the ground.
The decision to withdraw from MONUSCO reflects the progress made in stabilizing the country and building institutions for peace. However, the process will be carried out in a phased and responsible manner to ensure a smooth transition and maintain the gains achieved so far.
The UN will continue to support the Democratic Republic of the Congo through other means, including political support, capacity-building, and cooperation with regional partners. The withdrawal of MONUSCO signifies a milestone in the country’s journey toward self-sufficiency and sustainable peace.