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19 Oct 2017 description

The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

Nairobi, Kenya, 18 October 2017 - The African Union has announced plans to increase the number of member States with national disaster loss data bases and to put a training programme in place in preparation for the roll-out next year of the Sendai Monitor, the UNISDR-backed mechanism for measuring progress in reducing disaster losses.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, soumis en application de la résolution 70/167 de l’Assemblée générale, rend compte des travaux et réalisations du Centre sous-régional des droits de l’homme et de la démocratie en Afrique centrale entre le 1er août 2015 et le 31 juillet 2017. Le rapport décrit également les difficultés spécifiques rencontrées par le Centre ainsi que les possibilités de s’engager davantage dans la sous-région.

I. Introduction

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/167 and outlines the work and achievements of the Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2017. The report also describes the particular challenges facing the Centre and opportunities for further engagement in the subregion.

I. Introduction

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

04 Oct 2017 description

I. EUROPE ET MONDE

L’Espagne condamnée pour avoir immédiatement renvoyé des migrants perati à Melilla

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Au cours de la période considérée, le Comité consultatif permanent des Nations Unies chargé des questions de sécurité en Afrique centrale a tenu deux réunions ministérielles : la quarante-troisième à Sao Tomé du 28 novembre au 1er décembre 2016 et la quarante-quatrième à Yaoundé du 29 mai au 2 juin 2017. Ces deux réunions ministérielles ont été organisées par le Bureau régional des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (BRENUAC), en sa qualité de secrétariat du Comité

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

During the reporting period, the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa held two ministerial meetings. The forty-third meeting was held in Sao Tome from 28 November to 1 December 2016 and the forty-fourth meeting was held in Yaoundé from 29 May to 2 June 2017. Both meetings were organized by the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), in its capacity as secretariat of the Committee.

14 Sep 2017 description

The country produces a very limited quantity of cereals. The main staple foods are sweet potatoes, cassava and plantains. With a population of about 900 000 people, the total cereal import requirement for 2017, mostly supplied through commercial channels, is forecast at about 44 000 tonnes, including 22 000 tonnes of rice and 22 000 tonnes of wheat.

25 Aug 2017 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centers). As of February 2016, IOM Niger has been carrying out flow monitoring of migrants at two points in Niger in the region of Agadez.

11 Jul 2017 description

Switzerland – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 101,417 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 9 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 239,492 arrivals across the region through 9 July 2016.

19 Jun 2017 description

Le PNUD appelle à une mobilisation renouvelée en faveur d’une approche sous-régionale susceptible de garantir la paix et la stabilité en Afrique centrale Bruxelles, le 14 mars 2017 - La persistance de l’insécurité et de la fragilité dans la sous-région d’Afrique centrale ne pourra être résolue que si les acteurs nationaux et régionaux, ainsi que les partenaires internationaux donnent la priorité à la consolidation de la paix et au développement des zones frontalières, encouragent l’engagement et la participation des citoyens, et améliorent les indicateurs de la gouvernance et la gestion …

02 Jun 2017 description

Today, 2 June 2017, the United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the UN Security Council for 2018-2019. The Netherlands was also elected for 2018. With their election, 8 of the 15 members of the Council in 2018 are “Friends of the Responsibility to Protect” – having appointed an R2P Focal Point and/or joined the Group of Friends of R2P in New York and Geneva.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

14 Apr 2017 description

The country produces a very limited quantity of cereals. The main staple foods are sweet potatoes, cassava and plantains. With a population of about 900 000 people, the total cereal import requirement for 2017, mostly supplied through commercial channels, is forecast at about 44 000 tonnes, including 22 000 tonnes of rice and 22 000 tonnes of wheat.

17 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.

THE ROAD TO A NEW WAY OF WORKING…

14 Mar 2017 description

Ce rapport présente une analyse des dynamiques sous-régionales affectant les résultats du développement en Afrique centrale. Commandé pour servir de référence au PNUD et à ses partenaires en vue de leurs interventions, il est le premier d’une série programmée d’évaluations stratégiques sous-régionales.

POURQUOI UNE APPROCHE SOUS-RÉGIONALE ?

14 Mar 2017 description

Brussels--Persistent insecurity and fragility in the Central African sub-region can only be addressed if national and regional actors, as well as international partners, prioritize peacebuilding and development of border areas, boost citizens' engagement and participation, and improve governance indicators and management of natural resources.

08 Mar 2017 description

DC/3687-AFR/3538

NEW YORK, 8 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs/Department of Political Affairs) — The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.