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The UN Peace keeping chief is in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo  to support the UN stabilization mission known as MONUSCO, through consultations with a range of actors and by helping to inaugurate the use of unarmed drones to bolster the Mission’s ability to protect civilians.

Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations will today Wednesday preside over the launch of unarmed drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from Goma, which the Mission calls an important new tool to assist it in fulfilling its mandate to protect civilians in the vast country.

Hervé Ladsous, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

“Such high-technology systems allow a better knowledge of what is happening on the ground, which allows a force to better do its job,” he said on his arrival in the city.

After today’s  launch, Mr. Ladsous will hold a press conference with Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of MONUSCO.

Mr. Ladsous is visiting the city to support the UN stabilization mission known as MONUSCO, through consultations with a range of actors and by helping to inaugurate the use of unarmed drones to bolster the Mission’s ability to protect civilians.

By UP