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24 Sep 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

05 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19191

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

The Secretary-General commends the people of Mauritania for the peaceful conduct of parliamentary, regional and municipal elections in the country on 1 September, which saw broad participation of political parties.

05 Sep 2018 description

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général suit de près l’évolution de la situation en Mauritanie à la veille des élections législatives, régionales et municipales prévues le 1er septembre. Il exhorte toutes les parties à assurer la tenue d’élections pacifiques et crédibles et à permettre la participation de tous les acteurs concernés. Il appelle toutes les parties à veiller au respect de l’état de droit et à faire respecter les droits de l’homme de tous les Mauritaniens.

04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.

04 Sep 2018 description
report African Union

INTRODUCTION

Dans le cadre des élections législatives, régionales et municipales du 1er Septembre 2018 en République Islamique de Mauritanie, le Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine (UA), Son Excellence Monsieur Moussa Faki Mahamat, a dépêché une Mission d’Observation Electorale aux fins d’observer et d’évaluer le processus électoral. La Mission d’Observation Electorale a été précédée d’une mission d’évaluation pré-électorale de l’Union africaine qui a séjourné dans le pays du 22 au 31 juillet 2018.

18 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

En dépit de cycles électoraux couronnés de succès dans plusieurs pays de la région, l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel continuent de vivre sous la triple menace du terrorisme, des changements climatiques et d’une gouvernance défaillante, a déclaré, cet après-midi, devant le Conseil de sécurité, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA), M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13426

SECURITY COUNCIL
8313TH MEETING (PM)

Recent developments in West Africa and the Sahel have been characterized by both volatility and democratic gains, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today, warning that the latter “are not immune from reversal” and could be negatively impacted by the former.

11 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

La Ministre suédoise des affaires étrangères, Margot Wallström, dont le pays préside le Conseil de sécurité en juillet, a indiqué que ces pays et la région du Sahel oscillent entre « espoir et désespoir ».

« Espoir, parce que le Sahel est béni par une abondance de ressources humaines, culturelles et naturelles », a déclaré Mme Wallström. « Mais aussi du désespoir, compte tenu du sous-développement chronique, du terrorisme et de l’extrémisme violent, du peu de respect des droits de l’homme et des effets négatifs du changement climatique ».

10 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Making the case was UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, fresh from a mission to South Sudan, Chad and Niger; all countries where women and children are paying what she called the “stark cost” of conflict.

07 Jul 2018 description

In collaboration with UNESCO Dakar, UNESCO-IICBA organized a planning meeting for the project "Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Sahel Countries through Teacher Development" from 28 to 29 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. Leveraging the success of the consultation workshop that was held in Addis Ababa in May 2018, this meeting aimed to discuss the contextualization of IICBA's teacher training material for peace-building, and to map out action plans for the upcoming trainings and Japan study tour.

05 Jul 2018 description

The G5 Sahel initiative goes some way to make up for the lack of cross-border coordination in the troubled Sahel region. But if the foreign powers and interests involved place a one-sided emphasis on fighting terror and stopping migration, it risks becoming yet another excuse to get more ‘boots on the ground’, says peace and conflict researcher Morten Bøås.

01 Jul 2018 description
report United Nations

L’ONU PRÉSENTE LE PLAN DE SOUTIEN POUR LE SAHEL, UNE TERRE D’OPPORTUNITÉS

En marge du 31ème Sommet de l’Union Africaine qui se tient à Nouakchott, Mauritanie, la Vice-Secrétaire Générale des Nations Unies Mme Amina J. Mohammed va présenter ce samedi 30 juin le Plan de Soutien des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, intitulé « Sahel, terre d’opportunités ».

La présentation aura lieu durant une Réunion de Haut Niveau sur le Sahel, organisée par le gouvernement de Mauritanie.

Pourquoi un plan de soutien au Sahel?

30 Jun 2018 description
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UN LAUNCHES A SUPPORT PLAN FOR THE SAHEL, A LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES

On the margins of the 31st Summit of the Africa Union in Nouakchott, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will launch the United Nations Support Plan for the Sahel titled: “Sahel, Land of Opportunities.”

The launch will take place during a High-Level Meeting on the Sahel organized by the government of Mauritania

Why the Sahel Support Plan?

29 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

The vast Sahel region of Africa, which is facing multiple threats and challenges – including destructive climate change, drought, terrorism and organized crime – must continue to be a top priority for United Nations peacebuilding efforts, the Security Council heard on Friday. 

29 Jun 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 29 June 2018

The EU-Mauritania partnership has been in place for more than 50 years during which the EU has been helping Mauritania to address strategic development challenges in various fields: road construction and transport, agriculture, mining, fisheries and good governance.

The EU-Mauritania partnership is currently built on three main agreements:

25 Jun 2018 description

Today the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) will adopt a number of decisions on the Sahel and Mali. In light of these conclusions, SIPRI has published a topical backgrounder on the G5 Sahel joint force (FC-G5S).

21 Jun 2018 description

25-27 June 2018, Dakar, Senegal

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), through its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), will organize, from 25 to 27 June 2018, in Dakar, a regional capacity building workshop, focusing on teacher education in Preventing Violent Extremism through Education (PVE-E).