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‘Unprecedented’ insecurity in West The african continent and the Sahel, Security Council hears

© UNICEF/Milequem Diarassouba These non-state groups are fighting amongst themselves for supremacy plus control of resources, she stated, which is pushing States to the margin and causing untold misery to millions who have fled elsewhere to basic safety.  

Low self-esteem affecting millions 

“The EL system will have to continue giving support to the countries concerned by focusing on responding to the grievances that will led to those coups taking place . ”  Relatedly, UNOWAS also worked with youngsters and women’s groups to promote conflict-sensitive best practices on weather change adaptation.   These types of findings were brought to the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt last November.   “Despite the many challenges facing the nations of the region, especially the Sahel region, the region continues to be a land of enormous opportunities, ” she said.   Children attend class in a school in Boundiali, northern Côte d’Ivoire. The particular UN official expressed hope that lawmakers and other stars in Nigeria and the Gambia will relaunch the legal process on this very important concern.  

Promoting consensus and dialogue 

Work has also been working with the Western African economic bloc ECOWAS and other UN entities in order to contribute to conflict resolution, both at the regional and local levels, including among gardening and herding communities within northern Benin.   “I take this opportunity to salute the enormous strength of the population of the area, particularly the Sahelian people who faced with many challenges of unparalleled magnitude continue to fight daily for a better future”.   “For our component, UNOWAS will continue its collaboration with the Working Team on Women, Youth, Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel to assess the effectiveness of the present approaches, and to find brand new ways to ensure that half of the region’s populace can make their voice heard in devices where decisions are used, and budgets approved, ” she said.   Ms. Biha reported on UNOWAS activities, including its efforts to promote political consensus and to make certain a level playing field before elections this year in countries such as Nigeria.  

Children attend class at a school in Boundiali, northern Côte d'Ivoire.
In the wake up of the September 2022 hen house in Burkina Faso, and another in Guinea annually earlier, UNOWAS has welcomed agreements on the length of politics transitions.  

She further made welcome efforts in the Gambia to carry on implementing recommendations made by the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission.  

Commitment and support 

Combating insecurity and stepping up humanitarian support are particularly important within the context of these urgent difficulties, she stressed, noting that will millions remain the target of seemingly endless attacks, especially in Mali and Burkina Faso. Operations by equipped groups, violent extremists plus criminal networks forced the particular closure of more than 10, 000 colleges , with millions of children affected, and some 7, 000 health centers .   “Indeed, the main Sahel continues to face multidimensional challenges, unprecedented levels of safety and humanitarian challenges, socio-political instability, further compounded by the impact of climate alter, and food insecurity which was exacerbated by the conflict within Ukraine, ” she additional.   In her briefing, Giovanie Biha, Deputy Special Associated with the Secretary-General and Officer-in-Charge of the UN Office for your region, UNOWAS, urged ambassadors to continue to support a strategy centred on building resilience, advertising good governance, and conditioning peace and security.   “UNOWAS will remain actively committed to the evaluation and follow-up mechanism agreed between Burkina Faso and ECOWAS and in the operationalization of the transition timeline in Guinea, ” said Microsoft. Biha.  

Advocating for women 

Ms. Biha presented the latest UNOWAS record covering trends and developments over the past six months.   “In Guinea plus Côte d’Ivoire, peace caravans supported by the United Nations have concluded their journey with the respective countries, providing spaces for effective intercommunal dialogue along their way, ” she added.   “We are usually pleased to see that several nations in the region have adopted brand new national legislation, on parity in participation for women in political decision making , and this after many years of sustained advocacy, ” the lady told ambassadors.   “Despite attempts by national security makes and international partners, insecurity has again deteriorated in large parts of the region, ” she told the Authorities.  

Opportunity knocks 

In the mean time, a process towards establishing a justice ministers’ forum among ECOWAS countries “can be considered a critical tool, given the recurrent allegations that the judicial system is being instrumentalized in the region. ”  At the same time, countries along the coast of the Gulf of Guinea have also seen an increase in attacks against their particular territories, threatening transport routes to landlocked nations more north.   Microsoft. Biha urged the Council to continue to support the UN strategy.  


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