September 16, 2019
 In 2024-Situation in Burkina Faso

Topic: 2024-Situation in Burkina Faso
Country: Ghana
Delegate Name: Noah Breukink

The Republic of Ghana recognizes the gravity of the ongoing crisis in Burkina Faso, which has resulted in a severe humanitarian and security challenge in the West African region. As a neighboring country with historical, cultural, and economic ties to Burkina Faso, Ghana is deeply concerned about the escalating violence and its impact on the stability and well-being of the region. This position paper aims to outline Ghana’s stance on the situation in Burkina Faso and propose collaborative efforts to address the multifaceted challenges faced by our neighbor. Ghana expresses deep concern over the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burkina Faso, marked by forced displacement, food insecurity, and a growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). We recognize the need for immediate and sustained humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of affected populations, particularly vulnerable groups such as women and children.

Ghana acknowledges the severe security challenges facing Burkina Faso, including terrorist attacks, intercommunal violence, and threats to national stability. Recognizing the transnational nature of these threats, Ghana emphasizes the importance of regional collaboration in the fight against terrorism, extremism, and other security risks that could spill across borders. Ghana calls for increased diplomatic efforts to facilitate dialogue and reconciliation among various stakeholders in Burkina Faso. We support the involvement of regional organizations, such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations (UN), to mediate and facilitate a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
In light of the security challenges, Ghana commits to reinforcing its border security measures to prevent the infiltration of armed groups and illegal activities. Collaborative efforts with Burkina Faso and neighboring countries will establish a robust regional security framework.

In conclusion, Ghana stands in solidarity with Burkina Faso in addressing its complex challenges. We emphasize the need for a comprehensive and collaborative approach involving regional and international partners to restore stability, protect human rights, and promote sustainable development in Burkina Faso. Ghana is committed to actively participating in these efforts to contribute to a more secure and prosperous West African region.