Breaking News Africa

« »

Thursday, October 11, 2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Commends Nigeria on Bakassi Peninsula

President Goodluck Jonathan shaking hands with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

11 Oct 2012 06:52 Africa/Lagos

SECRETARY-GENERAL, MARKING 10 YEARS SINCE BAKASSI PENINSULA DECISION, COMMENDS CAMEROON, NIGERIA ON COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE RULING

NEW YORK, October 11, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the ruling of the International Court of Justice on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria, the Secretary-General commends the commitment of the Governments of both countries to honour the obligations of the ruling. He also congratulates the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission for the commendable efforts it has made in implementing the International Court of Justice ruling. The success of the Commission is an embodiment of an innovative approach to conflict resolution. By peacefully resolving their border dispute, Cameroon and Nigeria have provided a positive example for countries around the world facing similar challenges.

Bakassi Peninsula.

The Secretary-General stresses the importance of addressing the socio-economic, humanitarian and security needs of the populations affected by the demarcation process, including in the Bakassi area. He also highlights the importance of implementing confidence-building measures and fostering cross-border cooperation.

Finally, he encourages both countries to reach an early agreement on the remaining 200 kilometres of land boundary in order to conclude the demarcation process. The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to continue its support to Cameroon and Nigeria in implementing the International Court of Justice ruling through the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission and the Follow-up Committee on the Greentree Agreement related to the Bakassi peninsula, both chaired by the United Nations.


Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

Top Reports


14:00 CAMAC Energy Inc. Announces Hiring of Halliburton as Consultant for Oyo #7 Well
12:30 Marcando la diferencia en cuanto a la salud de madres y de recién nacidos
12:30 Marcar la diferencia en los resultados de salud de la madre y del recién nacido
12:30 Obtenir des résultats tangibles en matière d'amélioration de la santé maternelle et infantile
12:30 Making a Difference in Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes
12:30 Veränderungen bei Gesundheitsergebnissen von Müttern und Neugeborenen bewirken
09:40 No Dia Mundial da Visão, a MSD e os seus Parceiros assinalam os 25 anos de uma colaboração de sucesso Para ajudar a erradicar a Oncocercose (Cegueira dos rios)
09:07 Pour la Journée mondiale de la vue, MSD et ses partenaires célèbrent 25 années de collaboration fructueuse dans la lutte pour l'éradication de la cécité des rivières
09:02 On World Sight Day, MSD and Partners Mark 25 Years of Successful Collaboration To Help Eliminate River Blindness
07:00 First class of scholars sponsored by Rotary will begin studies in water and sanitation at the UNESCO-IHE program in Delft, The Netherlands
06:52 SECRETARY-GENERAL, MARKING 10 YEARS SINCE BAKASSI PENINSULA DECISION, COMMENDS CAMEROON, NIGERIA ON COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE RULING
00:33 Green Energy Renewable Solutions Enters Joint Venture Agreement With eCycling USA
10 Oct 2012
21:29 Credit Suisse: Global household wealth falls 5.2% to USD 223 trillion, with Eurozone crisis as backdrop 
17:08 IBM Presents Plan To Speed Timely Agricultural Information To Tanzanian Farmers  
16:00 Ford Foundation Commits $25 Million to Help End Child Marriage in a Generation

News Extra









No comments: