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18 Mar 2021

A ‘new frontier of African renaissance’ is the way the African Union (AU) describes the Blue Economy and its platform, the African Maritime Domain (AMD). This domain comprises all areas and resources of, on, under, relating to, adjacent to, or bordering on an African sea, ocean, or African lakes, intra-coastal and inland navigable waterways, including all African maritime-related activities, infrastructure, cargo, vessels, and other means of conveyance.


11 Mar 2021

Countries in North Africa are historically destinations for sub-Saharan and North African refugees and migrants, and they are at the intersection of a number of mixed migration routes, including the Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold worldwide in the first months of 2020, countries in West and North Africa implemented various measures to limit the spread of the virus, such as border closures between countries and partial or full confinements within countries.


4 Mar 2021

The present report is provided as an update to my previous report on the activities of the United Nations system in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (A/74/677), which was issued in February 2020 in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/284.The update provides a supplementary account of the progress made in 2020 in implementing the Strategy.


25 Feb 2021

What kinds of information do migrants themselves rely on and does information save migrants’ lives and reduce vulnerabilities en route? In migration policy debates, migrant smugglers are often portrayed as those most responsible for putting migrants’ lives at risk. Yet, we question the problematic one-sided focus on the smugglers, highlighting how also local authorities, police and the military are key perpetrators and pose a real risk for migrants on the move.


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