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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 :

01 Apr 2015 description

Editorial: «Le Sahel, un espace menaçant et menacé»

Le Sahel n’est pas une région comme une autre. Longtemps considérée comme l’une des régions les plus pauvres au monde, le Sahel se trouve aujourd’hui simultanément confronté aux effets pervers du changement climatique, au terrorisme, à la montée en puissance du crime organisé transfrontalier, et à la prolifération d’armes et de milices, face à des pays dépourvus de capacités administratives, économiques, militaires, policières et douanières adéquates pour affronter ces multiples périls.

01 Apr 2015 description

Editorial: "The Sahel, a threatening and threatened space"

The Sahel is not a region like any other.

Long regarded as one of the poorest in the world, the Sahel is now simultaneously faced with the adverse effects of climate change, terrorism, the rise of cross-border organized crime, and the proliferation of weapons and militias, affecting countries lacking the required administrative, economic, military, police and customs capacity to deal with these multiple perils.

10 May 2014 description

At the invitation of Mr. Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), the Heads of the United Nations Peace Missions in West Africa held their Twenty-sixth high-level consultation meeting on 9 May 2014 in Dakar.

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.

13 Jul 2010 description

13 July 2010 - Root causes of conflicts in West Africa, including ethnic tensions and governance challenges, could overturn gains made in consolidating peace, leaving the region at a crossroads, a senior United Nations official said today.

"This requires the continued support of the international community, including the United Nations, to maintain the momentum for peace and stability in the sub-region," Said Djinnit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative for West Africa, told the Security Council.

In the six months since his last briefing to the …

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.