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MONUSCO Fact sheet

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
D.R. of the Congo
Established: July 2010
Local time:
21 May 2024 - 05:10 WAT

Protecting civilians & consolidating peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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. It was done in accordance with Security Council resolution 1925 of 28 May to reflect the new phase reached in the country.

The new mission has been authorized to use all necessary means to carry out its mandate relating, among other things, to the protection of civilians, humanitarian personnel and human rights defenders under imminent threat of physical violence and to support the Government of the DRC in its stabilization and peace consolidation efforts.


*Military personnel include contingent troops, experts on mission and staff officers.

Contributing countries

The top ten troop and police contributing countries to the mission are listed below. You can view a full list of countries contributing to all missions on the troop and police contributors page.


To download the data in as a spreadsheet (CSV format), click anywhere on the chart first, then click on 'download' and select 'crosstabs'.


Method of financing: MONUSCO is funded through a separate account approved on an annual basis by the General Assembly. 

Approved budget: (07/2021–06/2022): $ 1,123,346,000 dollars (A/RES/75/300)

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