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10 Dec 2012 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10849

Security Council
6882nd Meeting (AM)

Special Envoy for Sahel, High Commissioner for Refugees, Minister for Economic Community of West African States Also Speak

In a high-level meeting on the Sahel this morning, the Security Council called for the finalization of an integrated strategy for the north-African region encompassing security, governance, human rights, humanitarian needs and development, while it strongly condemned terrorism, human rights abuses and the destruction of historic sites in Mali.

05 Dec 2012 description

The Security Council in December planned to intensify its focus on the Sahel, particularly the crisis in Mali, along with continued consideration of a range of situations around the world, the Permanent Representative of Morocco said as he briefed correspondents at Headquarters on the programme of work for his country’s presidency of the body.

22 Nov 2012 description

Extension de la menace acridienne à d’autres pays

Au cours de la semaine écoulée, des infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont été signalées en Libye, au Maroc, en Égypte et en Arabie saoudite, tandis qu’une activité plus importante avait lieu au Niger, en Mauritanie et au Soudan.

14 Nov 2012 description

Formation d’essaims au Soudan et au Mali

24 Oct 2012 description
report African Union

Commission Chairperson assures the three Member States of AU support

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 24 October 2012- The African Union (AU) will continue to do everything in its power to resolve the situation between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as that in Mali. African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said this while addressing the 339th meeting of the AU’s Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) at Ministerial level, in Addis Ababa today.

09 Oct 2012 description
report UN News Service

9 October 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi as his new Special Envoy for the Sahel region in West Africa.

“The Secretary-General looks forward to Mr. Prodi’s leadership in shaping and mobilizing an effective United Nations and international response to the complex crisis plaguing the countries and people of this region,” said Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

09 Oct 2012 description

LISTE DES RECOMMANDATIONS

  1. Le Comité a recommandé que toutes les possibilités soient explorées pour assurer la bonne continuité de toutes les activités de DLIS, y compris en planifiant la relève pour le poste de fonctionnaire principal chargé des prévisions acridiennes.

09 Oct 2012 description

LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. The DLCC recommended that all possibilities be explored in order to ensure appropriate and smooth continuity of all Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS) activities in the future, including succession planning for the Senior Officer (Locust Forecasting) post.

03 Oct 2012 description

Women, peace and security, the rule of law, and the Middle East would be discussed in open debates this month at the Security Council, the Permanent Representative of Guatemala said this afternoon as he introduced the agenda for his October presidency of that body.

28 Sep 2012 description

MATIN

28 septembre 2012

Il adopte également des résolutions sur les personnes âgées et sur les autochtones

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a adopté, ce matin, six résolutions, portant notamment sur la situation des droits de l'homme en République arabe syrienne et au Mali, ainsi que sur l'assistance technique dans le domaine des droits de l'homme au Soudan et au Soudan du Sud. Deux autres résolutions portent respectivement sur les droits de l'homme des personnes âgées et les droits de l'homme et les peuples autochtones.

17 Sep 2012 description
report Islamic Relief

As many as 20 million people are facing chronic food shortages across the Sahel region of West Africa - some of whom are on the brink of starvation. Resilience has been debilitated in West Africa due to cyclical droughts, poverty, desertification, political conflict and insufficient food production - and with climate change things are only set to get worse.

07 Aug 2012 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 7, 2012

26 Jul 2012 description
report UN Radio

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La menace du criquet pèlerin se précise sur les cultures et les pâturages du Niger et du Mali depuis que des essaims de ces insectes sont arrivés le mois dernier dans les régions septentrionales des deux pays, en provenance d'Algérie et de Libye.

Les infestations acridiennes furent d'abord signalées en janvier 2012 près de Ghat, dans le sud-ouest de la Libye, ainsi que dans le sud-est de l'Algérie.

14 Jul 2012 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 26 June — 09 July, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus 1
HoA: Land & Sea 2
North Africa 4
Northeast Africa 6
Syria 8

25 Jun 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 05 June — 18 June, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

24 May 2012 description

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, today announced €7.25 million to provide emergency food, water and healthcare to communities affected by a severe drought in the Sahel region of Africa and by conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.

This is in addition to €8.2 million which the Minister allocated at the start of the year to support the emergency relief effort in both regions.

The new funding is being allocated as follows:

01 May 2012 description

By Africa correspondent Ginny Stein

As famine spreads across Africa's Sahel region, aid agencies are warning they are now facing a multi-million-dollar shortfall in dealing with the crisis.

A lethal mix of sporadic rains, soaring food prices, regional conflict and chronic deepening poverty has left more than 13 million people short of food in the drought-ridden region.

06 Apr 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 27 March—02 April, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus: Piracy and Armed Robbery in the Gulf of Guinea

By Britta Rinehard