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20 Oct 2018 description

« Les enfants auront de l'eau à boire, les agriculteurs pourront cultiver avec succès et nourrir leur famille, et nous pourrons adapter notre économie et notre société aux risques de catastrophes posés par le changement climatique », a déclaré le Ministre Moustadroine Abdou au sujet de l'approbation par le Conseil d’Administration du Fonds Vert pour le Climat d’un projet novateur soutenu par le PNUD

19 Oct 2018 description

‘Children will have water to drink, farmers can grow successful crops and feed their families, and we can adapt our economy and our society to the catastrophic risks brought on by climate change’ says Minister Abdou on GCF board approval for groundbreaking UNDP-supported project

18 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

Face aux informations faisant état de tensions à Anjouan, une île de l'archipel des Comores, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU a exprimé sa préoccupation mercredi et appelé toutes les parties concernées à faire preuve de calme et de retenue dans l'intérêt de la paix et de la stabilité aux Comores.

Dans une déclaration à la presse de son porte-parole, António Guterres a exhorté tous les acteurs politiques à reprendre le dialogue inter-comorien entamé sous l'égide du Haut-Représentant de l'Union africaine, Ramtane Lamamra.

17 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19306

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

The Secretary-General expresses his concern over reports of heightened tensions on the island of Anjouan and calls on all concerned to exercise calm and utmost restraint in the interest of peace and stability in the Comoros.

12 Oct 2018 description

Mahmoud Hamidoune, un paysan âgé de 63 ans, se met à l’abri de la pluie sur les sommets de la pointe sud d’Anjouan, aux Comores, et se souvient du temps où il faisait si froid que les habitants de cette région restaient chez eux. Se rendre dans les hauteurs pour s'occuper des terres était appelé "aller à Paris".

08 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

More than 400,000 people across the region have been affected by floods and cyclones in 2018.

There is a 65-70 per cent probability of an El Niño event between December and February, as compared with a 90 per cent probability ahead of the same period in 2015 - 2016.

People in two districts in Madagascar and three in Zimbabwe are facing Emergency food insecurity.

KEY MESSAGES

04 Oct 2018 description

As 63-year-old farmer Mahmoud Hamidoune shelters from the rain hammering down on the peaks of the southern tip of Anjouan island in the Comoros, he recalls a time when it got so cold that people would stay home, and heading up the mountain to farm was called ‘going to Paris’.

When he was a boy, the land around Hadda village was so lush and rains so regular that harvests were always bountiful, and no one dreamed of selling the bananas that burst from the trees. “You would try to give them away to friends and neighbours,” he says.

26 Sep 2018 description

SG/2248
25 SEPTEMBRE 2018

L’Équipe spéciale conjointe Organisation des Nations Unies-Union africaine chargée des questions de paix et de sécurité a tenu sa quinzième réunion consultative au Siège de l’ONU, à New York, le 22 septembre 2018.

25 Sep 2018 description

Washington D.C., September 18, 2018 --- The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is putting new finance to work, improving education prospects for the world’s most disadvantaged children. Grant approvals by the GPE Board of Directors in the seven months since the successful Financing Conference in Senegal in February have reached almost US$300 million. At the conference, donors pledged US$2.3 billion for 2018 through 2020 and further commitments continue to be announced.

25 Sep 2018 description

SG/2248

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its fifteenth consultative meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

10 Sep 2018 description

Child marriage can have devastating consequences for girls and their future children. Typically, it cuts short or ends a girl’s education, compromises her reproductive rights, sexual health, future employment and earnings, and perpetuates personal and community poverty. Globally, more than one in four girls are married as children – before the age of 18. In East and Southern Africa, the share is 36 per cent, and 10 per cent of girls in the region are married by age 15.

21 Aug 2018 description

Ce rapport d’activité fait la synthèse des activités du Résultat 5, connu également sous le nom de l’initiative de financement des risques de catastrophes en Afrique, appelée « ADRF » (Africa Disaster Risk Financing) ou « l’Initiative ADRF », entre le 1er juillet 2016 et le 30 juin 2017. Ce rapport donne un aperçu des activités accomplies jusqu’à cette date, tout en relevant les priorités et les enjeux à venir.

30 Jul 2018 description

SG/SM/19150

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

The Secretary-General expresses his concern over persisting restrictions of civil liberties and democratic rights in the run-up to the 30 July constitutional referendum in the Comoros. He urges the Government, political parties and all other relevant stakeholders to do their utmost to respect the rule of law and human rights.

30 Jul 2018 description

By CLIMATE ADAPTATION UNDP

With heavenly beaches, an active volcano with an impressive crater, and the ever-present scents of ylang-ylang, vanilla and clove, the Comoros is an island archipelago located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Madagascar, known as the “Perfume Islands.”

This is paradise. But climate change is threatening lives and livelihoods, upending traditional agricultural practices, and putting paradise at risk.

30 Jul 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Abéba, le 29 juillet 2018: Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, suit de près l’évolution de la situation aux Comores dans le contexte du référendum constitutionnel du 30 juillet 2018. Il s'inquiète des tensions existantes et des divergences entre les acteurs politiques, ainsi que de leurs conséquences potentielles sur la stabilité à long terme de l'archipel.