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26 Feb 2016 description

In This Issue

FOCUS
West Africa: upsurge in terrorism - P 2
2016, an election year in West Africa - P 3

NEWSBRIEF
The UN supports ECOWAS in the fight
against drug trafficking and organised crime - P 4
UNOWA strengthens its cooperation with ECOWAS in the areas of conflict prevention and mediation - P 5

KEY ISSUES
Women have to play a greater role in West Africa - P 8

INTERVIEW
With Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa

26 Feb 2016 description

Dans ce UNOWA Newsletter#3 :

08 Jul 2015 description

Mr. President,

Distinguished Council Members,

  1. I am pleased to be here today to brief you on the situation in West Africa and the implementation of UNOWA’s mandate. Further to the 15th report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) which is before you, I would like to highlight few issues and update you on the most recent developments.

08 Sep 2014 description

DSG/SM/792

(Adapté de l’anglais)

Invités du Point de presse, le 2 septembre, le Vice-Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M. Jan Eliasson; la Directrice générale de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le Dr Margaret Chan; et le Coordonnateur du système des Nations Unies sur l’épidémie d’Ébola en Afrique de l’Ouest, le Dr David Nabarro, ont fait le point sur la lutte contre l’épidémie causée par le virus Ébola.

02 Sep 2014 description

Dakar, 2 September 2014 - Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for West Africa (SRSG) convened yesterday a meeting of the regional UN team based in Dakar to review developments in West Africa. The meeting, comprising heads of regional offices of UN entities in the region, reviewed the ongoing efforts to address the Ebola crisis.

09 Oct 2012 description

Twenty-fourth high-level meeting of Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa

Dakar, 8 October, 2012 - The Heads of the United Nations (UN) Peace Missions in West Africa held their twenty-fourth high-level consultation in Dakar to review progress in the coordination of the activities of the United Nations in promoting peace and stability in the sub-region.

05 Jul 2005 description

UNOWA/2005/14

UNOWA, Dakar - 05 July 2005. The Fifth Meeting of the Heads of United Nations Peace Missions in West Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal on 5 July 2005 under the chairmanship of Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA). It was attended by Daudi Mwakawago (UNAMSIL), Pierre Schori (ONUCI), Abou Moussa (UNMIL), and Joao Honwana (UNOGBIS), who provided updates on developments in their respective missions.

The SRSGs discussed the progress made in Sierra Leone, as well as the residual problems in that country.

01 Jul 2005 description

Press release UNOWA/2005/13

UNOWA- Dakar, 1 July 2005. The Fifth High-level meeting of all five Heads of UN peace missions in West Africa will be held in Dakar, on 5 July 2005.

Hosted by the UN Office for West Africa, (UNOWA), the meeting will be chaired by Mr. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah (UNOWA), and attended by Mr. Daudi Ngelautwa Mwakawago (UN mission in Sierra Leone - UNAMSIL), Mr. Pierre Schori (UN mission in Cote d'Ivoire -- MINUCI), Mr. Abou Moussa (UN mission in Liberia - UNMIL), and Mr.