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26 Jul 2016 description


  • During the holy month of Ramadan, WFP provided full rations, as well as a contribution of dates received from Saudi Arabia and dried skimmed milk from Switzerland.

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires 5.3m to continue its activities in the next six months. WFP will not be able to provide food assistance in November and December and only partial entitlements starting in September, unless immediate funding is received.

14 Jul 2016 description

In this issue

  • Special focus: 27th AU Summit, Kigali Women’s rights and the African Union Commission (AUC) elections top the agenda of the AU summit from 10–18 July 2016

  • Candidates for the position of AUC chairperson are campaigning in the run-up to the elections.

  • The chairperson of the AUC has over the years taken on more and more responsibility to drive change in Africa.

Situation Analysis

08 Jul 2016 description

In the first six months of 2016 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) had a lot on its plate. A brief overview of the crises and PSC decisions in this period reveals the complexity of the council’s work.

02 Jul 2016 description



L’Afrique et la consolidation de la paix, le Moyen-Orient, les méthodes de travail du Conseil et le processus de sélection du prochain Secrétaire général seront les grands axes de la présidence japonaise du Conseil de sécurité au mois de juillet, a déclaré, cet après-midi, le nouveau Représentant permanent du Japon, M. Koro Bessho, qui présentait le programme de travail mensuel du Conseil.

02 Jul 2016 description


The Security Council would focus on Africa and peacebuilding, the Middle East, working methods and selection of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koro Bessho (Japan), its President for July, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Taking up Africa, Mr. Bessho said the Council would hold a ministerial-level open debate on 28 July, with Japan’s Foreign Minister presiding. Before that, on 12 July, it would hold an open debate on the Middle East.

30 Jun 2016 description

La 10e réunion consultative conjointe annuelle du CPS de l’Union africaine (UA) et du Conseil de sécurité de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) a été marquée par des tensions concernant l’ordre du jour.

Les questions liées au financement et à la coordination entre l’ONU et l’UA dans la prévention des crises ont dominé le débat ouvert.

Le CPS veut que les pays membres africains du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU lui fassent rapport sur la façon dont ils collaborent pour défendre ses décisions.

28 Jun 2016 description


  • WFP Algeria is facing a funding shortfall of 44 percent (USD 4.8 million) for the next 6-months.

  • WFP will not be able to provide food assistance in November and December, and will experience pipeline breaks from August to October.

  • The Western Sahara refugee situation ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2015.

25 Jun 2016 description


  • Mixed outlook for winter cereals across the country: drought in west, favourable conditions in east

  • Wheat imports slightly lower than last year

  • Annualized food inflation increased in April 2016

  • Humanitarian assistance continued under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation to refugees

Mixed outlook for winter cereals across the country

23 Jun 2016 description

In this issue

■ Special focus: Annual meetings in New York

The 10th Joint Consultative Meetings between the PSC and the United Nations Security Council were marked by tension over the agenda and diverse approaches to decisionmaking.

Funding and joint action to prevent crises dominated the open debate in New York on the roles of the United Nations and the African Union in peacekeeping.

The PSC wants African members of the United Nations Security Council to report to it on how they have worked together to defend PSC decisions.

18 Jun 2016 description
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Comité spécial de la décolonisation,
5e séance – matin

Le Comité spécial de la décolonisation a poursuivi ce matin l’examen de la question du Sahara occidental en entendant le représentant du Front Polisario, qui a accusé la « Puissance occupante » d’avoir « choisi l’option de la confrontation avec la communauté internationale, de mettre fin au processus de paix et de pousser la région dans la direction du pire scénario ».

18 Jun 2016 description
report UN General Assembly


Special Committee on Decolonization,
5th Meeting (AM)

The Special Committee on Decolonization continued its discussion on the question of Western Sahara today, with the representative of the Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el-Hamra y Rio de Oro (Polisario Front) calling for intensified efforts to resolve the 16-year-old dispute over the Territory’s status, amid strong and repeated objections to his participation by the observer for Morocco.

24 May 2016 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates this month from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, valued at US$516,000, which arrived at the port of Oran to support WFP humanitarian food assistance to Sahrawi refugees

10 May 2016 description


  • Current funding forecasts will allow WFP to only cover 9 percent of the food entitlements requirements from July.

  • WFP currently represents the major regular source of food for Western Sahara refugees.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014-2015.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

7684th Meeting (AM)

Opposing Members Voice Concerns about Wording, Transparency in Consultation

The Security Council today extended until 30 April 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), reaffirming its commitment to help the parties achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that would provide for self-determination.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council


7684e séance – matin

Le Conseil de sécurité a, ce matin, prorogé le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO) jusqu’au 3 avril 2017, soulignant l’urgence « qu’elle puisse de nouveau exercer pleinement ses fonctions ».

27 Apr 2016 description

Le suivi de la situation des droits humains par les Nations unies doit être au premier rang des discussions qui porteront cette semaine sur le futur de leur présence au Sahara occidental et dans les camps de réfugiés sahraouis, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 26 avril, alors que les journalistes, les soldats chargés du maintien de la paix et les militants pacifiques font l’objet de restrictions croissantes.

26 Apr 2016 description

Human rights monitoring by the UN must be at the forefront of discussions this week over the future of its presence in Western Sahara and Sahrawi refugee camps, Amnesty International said today, amid increased restrictions on journalists, peacekeepers and peaceful activists.