Conference on African Development. He is an Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.
At the national level, he was able to avoid the perpetuation of a social rip through a national reconciliation process, which has gained ground. At the regional level, this readiness for listening and the quest for peace have made President Blaise Compaoré a credible mediator and facilitator for the resolution of various political crises and /or conflicts, which threatened sub regional stability.
International Actions for Peace
• Initiator of reconciliation and peace in Togo.
• Mediator for peace in lvory Coast.
• Mediator for peace in Darfour in the Case the nomination of the former Minister of Foreing.
• Dispatched military troops to Rwanda, Congo, Darfour and Haiti for the maintenance of peace.
• Member of United nations security Council.
• Appointed as the mediator for peace in Guinea Conakry.
Expanded unity for democracy and development
Key ideas of the first government programme of President Blaise from 1991 to 1998 can be summarized as follows:
• Building an open democracy that guarantees freedom of expression and fundamental human rights; promoting free and plural medias.
• Constructing a liberal economy where individuals and private nationals and foreign enterprises are encouraged to invest for the development of the country.
• Establishing an equal social justice for all with a distribution of the benefits of growth, a balanced development of the country’s regions and consolidating national solidarity. Tremendous efforts were devoted to local development (infrastructures, health education, credit, etc.).
• His strong commitment for promotion of women and greater opportunities for the development of the youth.
• Establishing cooperative relations and equitable partnerships with all countries in the world, through a genuine diplomacy of development.
• Promoting peace in the region, in Africa and everywhere in the world as an indispensable factor for regional and African integration and for the advent of a better world.
• Setting up a National Human Rights Committee (CNDH) in November 2001 with a view of providing Burkina Faso with a monitoring and a warning system for the public as regards possible breaches of human rights;
Establishment of Ministry in charge of Human Rights Promotion in order to put human rights at the center of national concerns.
Architect of Progress
The efforts Blaise Compaoré has courageously made during his historical career, have led to the emergence of a democratic society free of extreme dogmatic intolerance, political sectarianism, and social exclusions in Burkina Faso. Peace and stability in our country are a result of these efforts.