Statement on UN-marked vehicles in Malawi

Lilongwe, 6th January 2020

The UN issues its statements exclusively through its official web-pages, including and

We thank the media and general public for checking the sources when there is reference to a UN statement.

Regarding the recent photos of UN-marked armored vehicles, the vehicles are for use at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) where Malawi contributes peacekeepers.

The vehicles are not for use in Malawi, and the UN has no mission or mandate in Malawi to conduct peacekeeping operations.

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