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Vol 3 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2010


Congo-Kinshasa

Monuc moves out

The United Nations announced in early March that it would begin to withdraw its peacekeeping mission, the Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (Monuc) from Congo-Kinshasa. The first troop withdrawals are set for June with drawdown to be complete by next year but the nations which supply the peacekeeping troops are complaining that missions like Monuc, one of the most robust operations in recent UN history, have complex and unachievable goals. India is amongst the chief contributors to Monuc and an important member of peacekeeping missions throughout the world: now its politicians are asking how future UN missions can avoid muddled mandates that achieve very little.

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