Global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification in Burkina Faso
The global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification took place on Thursday, 15 June 2017 at the Centre des Conférences de Ouaga 2000, in Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso. Over 400 international and local participants attended the ceremonies including Presidents, ministers and high-ranking officials, and Cardinal and Archbishop of Ouagadougou.
This was the first time high-ranking officials drawn from Africa’s foreign affairs, environment and interior ministries have met jointly to find solutions to Africa’s growing challenge of rural youth unemployment that is driving distress migration and radicalization of disillusioned young men.
- Press release (16 June 2017) English French Spanish
- Media advisory English French Spanish
- Press release (9 February 2017) English French Spanish
- CALL FOR ACTION/ L'APPEL A l'ACTION DE OUAGADOUGOU English French
Photos courtesy of NEPAD/Teko Nhlapo