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17 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13343
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8261E SÉANCE – APRÈS-MIDI

Un peu moins de trois mois après le renouvèlement du mandat du Bureau intégré des Nations Unies en Guinée-Bissau (BINUGBIS), le 28 février dernier, les délégations du Conseil de sécurité ont noté, cet après-midi, des progrès politiques concrets en vue de mettre fin à l’impasse politique et institutionnelle qui prévaut dans le pays depuis bientôt trois ans.

16 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
8261st Meeting (PM)
SC/13343

While small forward steps to break a languishing political impasse in Guinea‑Bissau were hopeful ahead of elections and the resumption of National Assembly plenary meetings, threats such as rampant drug trafficking and shortfalls in electoral project financing could hamper further gains, the Security Council heard today.

11 May 2018 description

Flooding continues in Somalia and Kenya

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

10 May 2018 description

Bamako a abrité, du 7 au 8 mai 2018, une réunion de planification sur le programme « Promotion de la Paix et du Développement durables par le renforcement des compétences pour la vie et le travail dans le Sahel ». Cette grande rencontre de deux jours a permis aux participants d’élaborer un cadre de résultats du projet, ainsi qu’un calendrier de mise en œuvre, à travers le partage d’expériences avec des pays du Sahel, mais aussi d’autres pays tels que le Cabo Verde, la Gambie et la Guinée Bissau.

03 May 2018 description

Strengthening the principles of international law and the protection of civilians in armed conflict would be two of the major themes that the Security Council would address in the coming month, Joanna Wronecka (Poland), Council President for May, said today as she laid out the organ’s monthly programme of work at a Headquarters press briefing.

03 May 2018 description

Moisture deficits increase in West Africa, while flooding rains continue in Kenya and Tanzania

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018

30 Apr 2018 description

Overview

Poland will hold the presidency of the Council in May. An open debate on the Council’s role in upholding international law is planned, to be chaired by the country’s President Andrzej Duda, with Secretary-General António Guterres expected to brief. A ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is also expected, with Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz presiding and briefers including Guterres and Director-General of the ICRC Yves Daccord.

29 Apr 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.

27 Apr 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

26 Apr 2018 description

Key Findings

A large majority of migrants are men (90%).

8% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.

93,973 migrants (20,877 incoming and 73,096 outgoing) were observed at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 147 migrants per day

The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 39% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.

25 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

581 mt of food assistance distributed
US$5 m six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements, representing 23% of total

173,593 people assisted in MARCH 2018

Operational Updates

24 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

580.9 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 27,531 cash-based transfers made
USD 7 m six months (March-August 2018) net funding
requirements, representing 33% of total

174,452 people assisted in FEBRUARY 2018

Operational Updates

20 Apr 2018 description

INTRODUCTION: L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre et connaître les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population (FMP) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné.

17 Apr 2018 description

SG/SM/18993

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of Aristides Gomes as Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau on 16 April. Mr. Gomes’ appointment was made on the basis of consensus arrived at by the key national political stakeholders.

The Secretary-General also welcomes the announcement that the country’s legislative elections will take place on 18 November. The announcement provides a clear mandate for the urgent preparations for these elections.

16 Apr 2018 description

Red Cross Red Crescent best practice in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent, prepare for and respond to epidemics in West Africa

Preparing for and preventing epidemics

Preventing outbreaks of disease is a key priority for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Stopping an outbreak before it spreads out of control saves lives, protects livelihoods and supports long term development.

16 Apr 2018 description

Documenting best practices and lessons learned in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent epidemics in West Africa

West Africa / 2017