Niger and Togo national delegations to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament presented to the Parliamentary Institution, at its Second Ordinary Session in 2022, reports on events that have marked the political, economic, social and security life of their countries, on Friday, 2 December 2022 in Abuja.
At the political level, the reports indicate a peaceful social climate with dynamic and continued inclusive dialogue with socio-political actors.
On the security front, Niger, while deploring the ongoing terrorist attacks, notes an improvement in security in the East and Centre of the country with the return of IDPs to their villages. As for Togo, despite a difficult regional environment, the country has managed, thanks to strategic options, to preserve a relatively stable security climate.
With regard to health, reports from both countries mention a significant decline in the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the minimum control rules are still in force.
On the social front, Niger and Togo pay particular attention to women empowerment and the integration of people with disabilities.
In relation to human rights, both reports conclude on the efforts made by the two countries to strengthen and reform their national human rights institutions.
Finally, Togo and Niger are working to comply with the Community Levy Protocol and the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons and Goods in the context of the implementation of Community texts.