October 9, 2023

54th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council Item 10: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and on the report of the international experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pope Francis during his recent trip to the DRC: “one has the impression that the international community has practically resigned itself to the violence devouring it [the Congolese people]. We cannot grow accustomed to the bloodshed that has marked this country for decades, causing millions of deaths that remain mostly unknown elsewhere. What is happening here needs to be known. The current peace processes, which I greatly encourage, need to be sustained by concrete deeds, and commitments should be maintained. […The citizens of the DRC] are infinitely more precious than any treasure found in this fruitful soil!”

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