Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

21 May 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that the number of attacks on schools in eastern Ukraine increased four-fold during the first four months of 2019, versus the same period in 2018, with schools attacked 12 times between January and April.

13 May 2019

The first day for redeploying Ansar Allah forces from Yemen’s three ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras-Issa went according to established plans on Saturday, Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard, Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee, said yesterday.  Formal verification is expected on Tuesday.

12 May 2019
SG/SM/19576

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

4 April 2019

The World Health Statistics 2019 — disaggregated by sex for the first time — found that women outlive men everywhere, particularly in wealthy countries.  The gap in life expectancy is narrowest where women lack access to health services.  WHO published the report to coincide with World Health Day on 7 April.

5 March 2019

Helsinki, Finland, hosted the inaugural International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes today, with the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in attendance.  It aims to boost young people ’s participation in efforts to build and sustain peace, even as their contributions remain undervalued.

1 March 2019

An estimated 30,000 refugees have returned to the north-eastern Nigerian town of Rann from Cameroon since Wednesday and are in dire need of aid, according to humanitarian colleagues.  International and national humanitarian organizations have not returned to Rann since 17 January due to ongoing insecurity.

20 February 2019

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra issued two decrees related to the recently signed Global Peace Agreement between the Government and armed groups, establishing follow-up mechanisms, as well as committees in each prefecture to supervise implementation of temporary security arrangements.

7 January 2019

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released a report that says the number of human trafficking victims is on the rise and calls on countries to strengthen their cooperation to protect victims and bring criminals to justice. 

4 January 2019
SG/SM/19425

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

2 March 2018
SC/13234

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Karel Jan Gustaaf van Oosterom (Netherlands):

2 March 2018
SG/SM/18922

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

2 March 2018

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the arrival of migrants in Italy — the most active route for those leaving North Africa for Europe — hit a five-year low:  5,247 for the first two months of 2018, versus some 13,000 for the same period last year.  IOM attributed the drop, in part, to voluntary humanitarian returns from detention centres in Libya.

14 August 2017
SG/SM/18641

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

14 August 2017

The Government and the United Nations held an event in Mogadishu to celebrate Somalia’s polio-free status of the last three years.  The World Health Organization applauded Somalia’s efforts to ward off the highly infectious virus while urging continued caution and vigilance.

14 August 2017
SC/12955

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

15 April 1998
BIO/3152

Michel Kafando, the new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.