More than a year after the start of a new civil war, the UN and many Western countries are still grappling with the question of how to understand the conflict.
The UN has released a new series of videos that aim to shed light on the conflict in Congo.
The series of new videos comes as the UN prepares to launch a new mission in the region, to focus on what it calls “conflict reconstruction”.
The mission is being jointly funded by the EU and the United States.
The mission’s first focus will be to identify, document and analyse what happened during the conflict between rebel forces and Congolese forces.
In the first episode, titled Congo: The Civil War and Its Victims, UN special envoy for Congo, Robert Fico, talks about what the conflict means to his people.
“It is a conflict that affects the lives of many, and affects our world, and it is an international tragedy that has been happening for a long time,” Fico told the UN press conference.
“The fact that we are dealing with it at all is quite significant.”
Fico said the conflict has affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across the world.
He said the United Nations was “looking forward to a period of unprecedented opportunity to bring together a global coalition to create and build the reconstruction of the conflict that we all have been waiting for”.
He also said the UN was looking forward to working with the Congolian Government to support the reconstruction.
“Congo is now going to be a place where people will work together to solve the challenges facing us all,” Fino said.
“This is the time to start making a difference.”
He also talked about how Congo had come “very, very close to the very first genocide” during the civil wars that led to the deaths of millions in the 1980s and 1990s.
“We have come very close,” Ficosaid.
“I know the challenges ahead.
I know what will take place and I know that it will be challenging, but I am very confident that we can overcome the challenges.”
And I am confident that when we are together, we can bring about a solution.