MONUC and the Challenges of Peace Implementation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pretoria 17 - 19 September 2003: A participants perspective

"In brief, the progress made so far within the transition process and the renewed determination shown by international actors give grounds for cautious optimism.However, building peace in the DRC will entail facing two major challenges: a)starting to rebuild state institutions on a sound basis within the political and time constraints posed by the transition, b) ensuring that the transition process in Kinshasa effectively translates into the restoration of peace at the local level, namely in Ituri district and the provinces of South and North Kivu."