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Title:Challenges of peace implementation: the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Editors:Malan, MarkISNI
Porto, Joćo GomesISNI
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Institute for Security Studies
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
civil wars
peace treaties
peacekeeping forces
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Abstract:Five years after the start of the second rebellion, the transition from war to peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached a crossroads. With a transitional government in place since July 2003, the international community has redefined its engagement in the country. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) felt that the time was ripe for hosting an experts' workshop to take stock of the peace process. From 17 to 19 September 2003, some 60 high-ranking representatives from UN Headquarters, MONUC, and key UN agencies and NGOs operating in the DRC, as well as various governments concerned with the Congolese peace process, joined the ISS for a constructive dialogue in Pretoria, South Africa. The aim of the workshop was to provide an up-to-date assessment of the two main initiatives resulting from the Lusaka Cease Fire Agreement for the DRC: the United Nations' Mission in the DRC (MONUC) and the Inter-Congolese Dialogue (ICD). The idea was to bring together a multidisciplinary panel composed of practitioners on the ground, government officials, academics and analysts, to debate the challenges of peace implementation via these two mechanisms. This book is a compilation of the edited texts of the formal presentations made during the workshop followed by short summaries of the discussions that ensued, in addition to specially commissioned chapters. [Book abstract]