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Civil society in the DRC prepares to engage in ongoing VPA negotiations

As VPA negotiations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue, the DRC and EU negotiation teams have agreed to hold monthly video-conference meetings to advance discussions on the various VPA annexes.

Civil society actors in the DRC are working to better organise their engagement in the ongoing VPA negotiations. Local NGOs met in December to consolidate their internal coordination. New working sessions for civil society are planned for the coming months with the aim of ensuring that civil society and communities, both in the capital and in the provinces, can positively contribute to the process.