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23 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 août 2017 – L'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a lancé un nouveau projet au Burkina Faso pour promouvoir l'insertion professionnelle et l'esprit d'entreprise des jeunes afin de réduire le risque de migration irrégulière dans la région.

Le Burkina Faso, comme d'autres pays d'Afrique subsaharienne, est affecté par une augmentation des migrations en raison du chômage et du manque d'opportunités pour générer des revenus qui affectent une population jeune et en croissance rapide, précise l'OIM dans un communiqué de presse.

23 Aug 2017 description

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meeting UNDP's vision to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion, requires new ways of working; identifying co-benefits across targets, encouraging effective cross-sector action, and ensuring policy coherence

23 Aug 2017 description
report Terre des hommes

The digital revolution is already having many effects on our society.

Mobile apps and other resources abound with convenient solutions for improving people’s lives – from ordering food to finding a date. But technological advances are also playing a big role in far more crucial ways – helping organisations deliver quality, targeted humanitarian action and developmental assistance where it is needed.

23 Aug 2017 description

Ouagadougou – On Thursday (17/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency launched a new project dealing with the nexus between youth, employment and migration in central east Burkina Faso. It aims to promote youth employability and entrepreneurship to reduce the risk of irregular migration in the region.

21 Aug 2017 description

Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.

21 Aug 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Violence is likely to escalate and spread in central regions of Mali over the next six months. The Malian state is likely to keep retreating, and grievances among local communities will deepen.

  • People are likely to be displaced to neighbouring regions within Mali. It is also likely that people will move south, and to neighbouring countries such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso or Niger.

18 Aug 2017 description

PRÉFACE PAR

LA COORDONNATRICE HUMANITAIRE

Les conséquences de la crise politico-sécuritaire qui sévit au Mali depuis 2012 continuent à entraver l’accès des populations aux services sociaux de base et l’accès des humanitaires dans certains zones. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement et des partenaires humanitaires, les besoins humanitaires ont augmenté dans plusieurs secteurs. Le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 3,83 millions1 en 2017.

18 Aug 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017
81.0 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements
232.9 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 89.6 M required for 2017
  • 21.8 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
  • 67.8 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description

Heavy rainfall in the western Gulf of Guinea triggers flooding and damages to infrastructure

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-normal rainfall since July has elevated the risk for flooding in southeastern Sudan and parts of western Ethiopia. Heavy rainfall is forecast for mid to late August.

  2. Despite increased moisture in early August, poorly distributed rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia,
    Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to high seasonal moisture deficits.

16 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Organisation against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) plays an important role in the fight against terrorism, illicit trafficking, organised crime and corruption. It is also mandated to contribute to strengthening the Security Sector Reform (SSR) through an integrated approach. In this interview, Pierre Lapaque, UNODC Regional Representative for West Africa, talks about the importance of SSR and provides an overview of the various SSR processes involved in the sub-region which continue to face new challenges that threaten peace and security.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationEarl Conteh-Morgan, Professor of International Studies, University of South Florida

16 Aug 2017 description

Dakar, 13 Aout 2017 - Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général (RSSG) et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condamne avec la plus grande fermeté l'attaque terroriste qui a eu lieu le 13 août 2017 à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, et qui a fait au moins 18 morts et plusieurs blessés.

Le RSSG Ibn Chambas exprime sa plus grande sympathie aux personnes endeuillées et aux familles des victimes, ainsi qu’au peuple et au Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12956

Security Council
8024th Meeting (AM)

‘In No Way’ Would Group of Five Impinge on National Efforts, Partnerships, Mali’s Permanent Representative Pledges

The Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) Joint Force to combat trans-border terrorism and organized crime could make a significant contribution to stabilizing the region by working in tandem with other ongoing initiatives, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today.

15 Aug 2017 description

Dakar, 14 August 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack, which took place on 13 August 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and resulted in at least 18 deaths, with several other people wounded.

SRSG Ibn Chambas expresses his deepest sympathy to the bereaved and the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Burkina Faso, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12955

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on the night of 13 August 2017, during which at least 18 people were killed and at least 18 were injured.

15 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18641
14 AOÛT 2017

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole adjoint de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général condamne l’attentat terroriste perpétré le 13 août à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso.

Le Secrétaire général présente ses plus sincères condoléances au Gouvernement et au peuple du Burkina Faso et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

14 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18641

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated on 13 August in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Burkina Faso and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

14 Aug 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Abéba, le 14 août 2017: Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Moussa Faki Mahamat, a appris, avec une très profonde consternation, l’attaque terroriste perpétrée, dans la soirée du 13 août 2017, contre un restaurant de la capitale burkinabé, qui a entrainé de nombreuses pertes en vies humaines et des blessés.