On the July 25, 2013, the United Nations Security Council is due to hold an Open Debate on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes. The debate will be presided over by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and briefers will include Sp. Envoy Mary Robinson. The concept note for the open debate is available here.
In addition, NGOWG member Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) is currently partnering with the Special Envoy and others on the first regional conference on Women, Peace, Security and Development in the Great Lakes region. See more here.