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Government, IEC Confirm 2011 Elections

Le Potentiel - April 27, 2010

Senatorial Elections - CongoDeputy Prime Minister Adolphe Lumanu said on Monday the government is committed to the plan laid out by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for elections set to be held in 2011.
Voter Registration Extended for 15 Days in Kinshasa

ACP - August 4, 2009

Dieudonne MirimoThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has extended the deadline to register for the upcoming elections to August 20, 2009. The IEC made the decision on Tuesday, responding to numerous calls to give more time to those who want to register.
Voter registration preparations underway

UNDP - May 5, 2009

Elections - CongoPreparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the support of UNDP and MONUC (the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is conducting a pilot voter registration update, hoping to test the reliability of the equipment, software and registration kits.
France contributes one million euros to support the electoral process in the DRC

MONUC - August 28, 2008

France contributes one million eurosOn 27 August 2008, the French government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) signed an agreement for one million euros for the urban, municipal and local elections, planned for 2009. This contribution is on top of those received from the UNDP, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the European Commission.
Launch of a Parity Observatory in the DRC

MONUC - March 6, 2008

Congo womenIn the lead up to International Woman's Day, celebrated on 8 March each year, a Parity Observatory in the DRC was launched, which has the role of ensuring a permanent follow-up on the progress of parity for women at the social, economic, and policy levels in the DRC, while supervising and stimulating implementation of effective gender equality.
UN SC authorizes MONUC to organize, conduct local elections

United Nations Security Council - January 31, 2008

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council, reaffirming its commitment to contribute to the consolidation of peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's post-transition period, today authorized the United Nations Mission there to assist the Congolese authorities in organizing, preparing and conducting local elections.
William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Aid tops agenda as Kivus conference gets under way

IRIN - January 9, 2008

North Kivu - CongoFour days after the opening ceremony, a major conference aimed at restoring peace and stability in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kivu provinces finally got off the ground on 9 January at the University of the Great Lakes in Goma, with the region's humanitarian "catastrophe" topping the agenda.
Security Council extends MONUC's mandate until 31 December 2008

MONUC - December 24, 2007

MONUC - Bas-CongoThe Security Council today extended the mandate and capacity of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) for one year, until 31 December 2008.
IEC holds evaluation meeting to point the way forward for 2008

MONUC - December 13, 2007

Apolinaire MalumaluThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) held an evaluation meeting with its NGO partners at its offices in Kinshasa on 12 December 2007, to assess the lessons learned from the 2006 elections, and to create a strategic framework for the holding of the DRC local, urban and municipal elections in 2008.







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