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03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Update on UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational analysis including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description

MISE EN OEUVRE DU PLAN D’ACTION DE BANJUL

Adhésion aux Conventions internationales portant sur l’apatridie (Objectif. 1.1)

03 Oct 2017 description

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BANJUL ACTION PLAN

Accession to International Conventions on Statelessness (Goal. 1.1)

  • Burkina Faso acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness on 3 August 2017, marking an important milestone for the country in its commitment to eradicate statelessness as well as for the region, where 12 of the 15 ECOWAS Member States are now party to both the 1954 and 1961 Conventions.

National Legislation Reforms (Goal 1.3)

08 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

714 Ivorian refugees repatriated during May 2017

23,447 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015

14,683 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

Population of concern 15,139

Funding (as of May 2017) USD 16,194,818 M requested for the Liberia situation

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

07 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

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Voluntary repatriation: seven (07) Ivorian families of twenty-five (25) individuals were entered on the departure list. Arrangements are underway to facilitate the departure of these families in safety and dignity during the first fortnight of August.

30 From May to 31 July 2017, thirty (30) new births were regularized and recorded in the database.

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Candidates did the BEPC exam of which 07 girls and all have passed, a success rate of 100%.

05 Jul 2017 description

L’AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST, 1ERE REGION DU MONDE A ADOPTER UN PLAN D’ACTION REGIONAL

Une nouvelle étape dans la lutte contre l’apatridie

A l’issue de la réunion régionale ministérielle de 3 jours, accueillie par le gouvernement de la Gambie, et organisée conjointement par la CEDEAO et le HCR, les 15 Etats membres de la CEDEAO ont révisé et validé un plan d’action pour éradiquer l’apatridie d’ici à 2024, désormais connu sous le nom de « Plan d’action de Banjul ».

05 Jul 2017 description

WEST AFRICA BECOMES THE 1ST REGION IN THE WORLD TO ADOPT A REGIONAL PLAN OF ACTION

A new milestone in the fight against statelessness