Safeguarding Virunga and Promoting the Realization of Human Rights Obligations go Hand-in-Hand

Read here the conclusions and recommendations from the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. In this report the Special Rapporteur, John H. Knox, describes the importance of ecosystem services and biodiversity for the full enjoyment of human rights and… Read More

1.000 Reasons to Save Virunga: #40 Environment, Climate, Peace and Stability

This is a Photo selection of the MONUSCO, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. See more photos at MONUSCO MONUSCO took over from an earlier UN peacekeeping operation – the United Nations Organization Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) – on 1 July 2010. The original mandate of… Read More

Martin Kobler: Economic Development Should not Be at the Expense of Nature Conservation

Excerpts from remarks made ​​by Mr. Martin Kobler, Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), during the Conference on Biodiversity held on June 6th 2014 in Kisangani. As between a proton and a neutron, there is a strong interaction between peace and stability. They are inseparable. Detach them from… Read More