Located in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso has enormous potential in terms of natural resources, including mining, water, plant, fish, and wildlife. Similarly, according to the latest general population and housing census carried out in 2019, its population is essentially made up of young people (77.8% of the population is aged under 35).
Despite the significant progress made between 1995 and 2015, the highly promising development momentum is severely hindered by the multidimensional crisis following the terrorism that has plagued the Sahel in general and Burkina Faso in particular since 2015.
Burkina Faso has decided to organize, with the support of the United Nations and technical and financial partners, a side event on the sidelines of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2023 in New York.
The aim is to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the General Assembly to draw attention to the urgent need for action in Burkina Faso, and to mobilize donors and partners to accelerate the implementation of the PA-SD and its support instruments, including UNIDAP, with a view to achieving the SDGs in Burkina Faso.
The UNIDAP, which incorporates the four strategic priorities of the PA-SD 2023-2025, has set itself the task of leaving no one behind and reducing any risk of social divide that could further jeopardize social cohesion. It also aims to address multifaceted challenges through a humanitarian-development-peace Nexus approach.