Communiqué: Sea change needed to bring lasting peace in the DRC
November 23, 2012 : The taking of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the March
23 Movement (M23) is a major affront to international law and to the largest and most expensive United
Nations peacekeeping mission in operation. It has intensified an already alarming humanitarian crisis.
The proven involvement of Rwanda, which is a member of the Security Council of the United Nations, in
the military operations of a rebel group within Congolese territory places the international community in an
uncharted situation that requires new strategies.
The attached PDF is a joint communiqué on the facts, circumstances, actions needed, and background to the current crisis in DR Congo.
L’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), Carrefour Foi et
Spiritualité de Bordeaux-Cartierville, Carrefour Tiers-Monde Québec, Development and Peace, Kairos –
Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, L’Entraide missionnaire, Terre sans Frontières, United Church of