UN Commission for Social Development: Congo
Mission of the Commission for Social Development:
|At least 17 people died in clashes between security forces and protesters after officials attempted to delay a scheduled presidential election.|
Source: The Washington Post, September 19, 2016
"...the Commission has been the key United Nations body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action... Since 2006, the Commission has taken up key social development themes as part of its follow up to the outcome of the Copenhagen Summit." (Commission for Social Development website
) Congo's Term of office: 2017-2020 Congo's Record on Social Development:
"There were multiple reports of direct and indirect intimidation by the government... Additional reports of alleged intimidation included the following: police use of nonlethal force against journalists attempting to report on sensitive events; attempts to prevent journalists sympathetic to the opposition from traveling internationally... Sexual harassment discouraged women's participation in political activities..."
(U.S. State Department Country Report of Human Rights Practices 2016, Congo)