The accomplishments described here represent a fraction of the work of the United Nations across the 10 countries under UNISS namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia. These photos and personal histories from the region enable us to share our interaction with the Sahel communities that we serve.
They illustrate the United Nations work across a range of themes. These are: humanitarian actions and life-saving efforts, security, sustaining peace, strengthening social cohesion, preventing crisis, deepening governance and rule of law, provision of essential services – education and health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), work with IDPs, livelihoods, job creation for women and youth, economic revitalization with special focus on agriculture and renewable energy.
We take this opportunity to thank the Governments and the remarkable people of the Sahel as well as our donors, civil society, the private sector and partners in academia, who we work closely with to achieve these results. By sharing a part of their story here, women, youth and people from all walks of life in the Sahel have shone a light on the challenges they face every day and how the UN collectively is helping to improve their lot.