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UN Project: Final Paper

Trea Ford
Integrated Literate and World Cultures
May 19th 2014

Table of Contents
Demographics Chart: Pg.1
Demographics Analysis: Pg.2-4
History: Pg.5-11
Government: Pg.12-13
Allies and Enemies: Pg.14
Education System: Pg.15-16
Economy and Industry: Pg.17-2*
Health Issues: Pg.
Environment Issues: Pg.
Religion: Pg.
Culture: Pg.
Phase II: UN History: Pg.
Phase II: UN Relationship with your Country: Pg.
UN Resolution: Pg.
Works Cited: Pg.
Country: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Form of Government
Republic: a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch. Date of Origin
June, 30, 1960
GDP per capita
$ 400 (USD)
Unemployment Rate
(how big is the country)
2,344,858 Sq km
Land and Climate
(describe in a paragraph)
Climate: tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands; north of Equator - wet season (Apr. to Oct.), dry season (Dec. to Feb.); south of Equator - wet season (Nov. to Mar), dry season (Apr to Oct.) Terrain: vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east Population Growth Rate

Infant Mortality Rate
74.87 deaths/ 1000 births
Life Expectancy
56 years
Adult Literacy Rate
Major Political Parties
Christian Democrat Party
Congolese Rally for Democracy
Convention of Christian Democrats
Forces of Renewal
Movement for the Liberation of the Congo
Major Religions
Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10% Languages
French, Lingala, Kingwan, Kikongo, Tshiluba
(Human Development Index)
Index: 0.304 Rank: #186
Bad Drinking water
53.8% of the population
Infectious diseases
degree of risk: very high
food/waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vector borne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and trypanosomiasis-gambiense water contact disease: schistosomiasis

Child labor - children ages 5-14:
percentage of children in labor: 42 %
School life expectancy
total: 10 years
Sanitation facility access:
30.7% of population
Demographics Analysis
The data for the country in The Democratic Republic of Congo shows that the country is not a fun place to live due to the fact that almost three quarters of the people who live there live in poverty.

Before the country was a country, it was once a Belgian colony in 1908. After gaining independence on June 30th 1960, Colonel Joseph desire Mobutu seized power and declared himself president. He changed his name to Mobutu Sese Seko, and the country that was known as the Republic of the Congo after gaining independence to Zaire.

Ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees in 1994 from fighting in Rwanda and Burundi, led in May 1997 to the toppling of the Mobutu regime by a rebellion backed by Rwanda and Uganda and fronted by Laurent Kabila. Kabila renamed the country to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In August 1998 his regime was challenged by Rwanda and Uganda. Troops from Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe intervened to support the Kabila regime. In January 2001, Kabila was assassinated and his son, Joseph Kabila, was named head of state in October 2002.

The new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity. A transitional government was set up in July 2003; it held a successful constitutional referendum in December 2005 and elections for the presidency, National Assembly, and provincial legislatures took place in 2006. In...
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