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14 Dec 2018 description

by Laurie Goering | @lauriegoering | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:19 GMT

"There are limits" to how much people can adapt if drought continues to worsen in the semi-arid Sahel, researchers warn

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said.

12 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

West and Central Africa’s (WCA) population is predominantly young. More than 64% are under the age of 24. Young people are a tremendous resource for the region – but their potential will only be realized when the right investments in their education, health, skills and empowerment are made.

12 Dec 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved more than US$328 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe. The 165th Session of OFID’s Governing Board approved the funding at the organization’s Vienna

The public sector loans, which total US$216 million, will support the following projects.

11 Dec 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, 3,346 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the number of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first ten months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when almost 14,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-October 2018 period (15 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-October 2017 (13 per cent).

07 Dec 2018 description

87,051 refugee returnees (2014 - 2018)

This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (82,840) and Assisted Spontaneous return from Yemen (3,053) as well as 1,158 returns from other countries such as Djibouti (696), Libya (353), Sudan (64), Eritrea (34), Pakistan, Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.

82,840 refugee returnees from Kenya (2014 - 2018)

07 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19394-SC/13610
6 DÉCEMBRE 2018

On trouvera, ci-après, le texte de l’allocution du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, au Conseil de sécurité lors du débat sur la coopération entre l’Organisation des Nations Unies et les organisations régionales et sous-régionales: Le rôle des États, des accords régionaux et de l’Organisation des Nations Unies dans la prévention et la résolution des conflits, à New York, aujourd’hui:

07 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13609

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8414E SÉANCE – MATIN

Le Conseil de sécurité a débattu, aujourd’hui de la coopération entre les Nations Unies et des organismes régionaux et sous-régionaux, réunion au cours de laquelle nombre des 60 délégations à prendre la parole ont plaidé pour l’adoption d’une résolution qui permettrait de financer, sur la base des contributions au budget de l’ONU, les opérations de soutien à la paix décidées par l’Union africaine et autorisées par le Conseil de sécurité.

06 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19394-SC/13610

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on Cooperation between the United Nations and Subregional Organizations: The Role of States, Regional Arrangements and the United Nations in the Prevention of Conflicts, in New York today:

I thank the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for convening this open debate on the role of States, regional arrangements and the United Nations in the prevention of conflicts.

05 Dec 2018 description

The co-led UNDP and FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme is a multi-year (2015-20), USD 17 million initiative funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Programme supports 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes, with a focus on the agricultural sectors.

04 Dec 2018 description

Finding Solutions

When the cessation clauses came into effect to refugees from Sierra Leone (2008), Liberia (2012) and Rwanda (2017), those with continuing needs of international protection were exempted from cessation and kept their refugee status.

03 Dec 2018 description

Les résultats montrent que la moyenne journalière d’individu observé en octobre aux FMP au Niger a diminué de 2% par rapport à septembre. En octobre, les principaux pays de destination et de départ des personnes transitant par les différents FMP étaient le Niger, la Libye et le Nigéria. En outre, les principaux types de flux identifiés étaient les suivants: migration économique de plus de six mois (32% de tous les flux); mouvement local de courte durée (27% de tous les flux); migration saisonnière (26% de tous les flux) et tourisme (4% de tous les flux).

03 Dec 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points across Niger: Séguédine and Arlit. The data collected provides an overview of migration in the region. The information is collected from primary sources.

01 Dec 2018 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.