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15 Jan 2019 description

Key developments in the week of January 6th include the violence in the CAR, the flare-ups along the border between Libya, Chad and Sudan, and the rising frustration with, and within, a number of political systems in Africa, including in Gabon, DRC, Sudan and Senegal.

12 Jan 2019 description
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The present report covers the period from 13 March to 23 November 2018. The Panel has continued to monitor developments in Darfur and in the region in accordance with its mandate.

11 Jan 2019 description
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10 JANVIER 2019

S’il y a eu plusieurs évolutions positives en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel au cours des six derniers mois, notamment sur le plan électoral, on a observé une montée de l’insécurité et une certaine instabilité politique dans plusieurs pays de la région, a constaté, ce matin au Conseil de sécurité, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS).

10 Jan 2019 description
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Ensuring full respect for human rights will be key for the success of several elections due to take place in 2019 in West Africa and the Sahel amidst a highly challenging security environment, the head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) told the Security Council today.

02 Jan 2019 description

The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health

28 Dec 2018 description

Norway is providing NOK 75 million to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. A good deal of this funding will be channelled to the vulnerable Sahel region.

‘The Peacebuilding Fund works to prevent and resolve conflicts in countries affected by fragility in regions close to us, such as the Sahel. We are therefore making an additional contribution to the Fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

27 Dec 2018 description


The Dominican Republic takes on the presidency of the Security Council in January. As its signature event it has chosen to hold an open debate on the impact of climate-related disasters on international peace and security, which will be chaired by President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic.

27 Dec 2018 description

We, experts of the Member States (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo and Chad) and Partner States (Democratic Republic of Congo and São Tomé and Príncipe) of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), gathered on 11 and 12 December 2018 in N’Djamena, Chad, for the regional workshop on statelessness organised by CEMAC with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in the framework of the global campaign to end statelessness by 2024;

21 Dec 2018 description

There is no peace without justice and there is no justice without peace. The two are intrinsically linked. They require conviction and conscience.

«Peace is impossible without justice,» wrote South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. Indeed, man’s quest for peace and justice has never ceased to grow in a constantly changing world. A world that celebrates peace but does not hesitate to resort to violence and conflict.

21 Dec 2018 description


Il n’y a pas de paix sans justice et il n’y a pas de justice sans paix. Les deux sont intrinsèquement liées. Elles exigent une conviction et une conscience de longue haleine.

« La paix est impossible sans la justice », avait écrit l’archevêque anglican sud-africain, prix Nobel de la paix en 1984, Desmond Tutu. En effet, la quête de l’homme pour la paix et la justice n’a jamais cessé de grandir dans un monde en perpétuel changement. Un monde qui célèbre la paix mais qui n’hésite pas à recourir à la violence et aux conflits.

21 Dec 2018 description
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20 DÉCEMBRE 2018

L’approche tout sécuritaire à elle seule ne suffira pas à stabiliser le Sahel. Il faut concomitamment un vaste programme de développement qui permettra de transformer positivement les économies, améliorer les conditions de vie des populations et rendre l’espoir aux jeunes. C’est l’analyse qu’a faite cet après-midi, devant le Conseil de sécurité, le Conseiller spécial du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel, M. Ibrahim Thiaw.

20 Dec 2018 description
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SC/13637 .
20 DECEMBER 2018 .

The Sahel is awash with challenges — from food insecurity and terrorist-related security threats to the negative impacts of climate change — but it has the potential to change for the better through an ongoing focus on sustainable development, speakers in the Security Council agreed today.

13 Dec 2018 description
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Security Council
8421st Meeting (AM)

Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

12 Dec 2018 description


  • Intercommunal clashes in Alindao and Batangafo kill and displace civilians, damage infrastructure

  • Countrywide insecurity continues to endanger aid workers

  • Number of severely food-insecure people in CAR increases by nearly 20 percent between March and September