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04 Nov 2018 description
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Abuja, 2nd November, 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have validated the ECOWAS Plan of Action on the implementation of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) (2019-2023) in a four-day consultative meeting which ended on 2nd November 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Plan of Action seeks to ensure that International Humanitarian Laws are observed during armed conflict in the region thereby protecting the fundamental human rights of community citizen.

21 Jul 2018 description
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Abuja, 20th July 2018 . The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) in a three-day annual meeting of thematic working groups which ended on 19th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, has recommended improved collaboration and synergy between Member States and migration institutions in the areas of border management, immigration data, mixed migration and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.

18 Jul 2018 description
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Abuja, 17th July 2018. The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) which was inaugurated by the Commission of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commenced its second annual meeting of thematic working groups in order to deliberate on border management, immigration data and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.

09 Oct 2017 description

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) have been following closely the socio-political developments in the Togolese Republic.

The three organizations take note in particular of the passage of the draft constitutional bill to amend relevant articles of the Togolese constitution. They observe that it is an important step in bringing Togo in conformity with democratic norms reflecting best practices in West Africa.

29 Sep 2017 description

Members of PREGEC met in Conakry to discuss the progress of this year’s agro-pastoral campaign, the agricultural outlook and the food situation. In preparation for the campaign, governments and their partners made significant strides in helping farmers and pastoralists obtain agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilisers and pesticides) and veterinary materials (vaccines). In addition, food and humanitarian assistance measures have been implemented for vulnerable populations.

17 Dec 2015 description
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16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria


17 Dec 2015 description
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16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria

1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.

02 Jul 2015 description

Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique

02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

15 Apr 2015 description
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The ECOWAS Commission is to deploy 100-member Election Observation Mission headed by former Liberian Interim President, Prof. Amos Sawyer to monitor Togo’s 25th April 2015 Presidential elections.

Twelve Long-term observers, which are part of the larger Mission, and made up of experts in various disciplines, including conflict prevention, election operation and analysis, as well as security, gender and media specialists are already in Togo.

09 Dec 2014 description
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ECOWAS Member States have pledged to deploy over the next six months, some 192 military medical personnel to strengthen the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region’s most affected countries.

Rising from an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) in Accra on Monday 8th December 2014, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo pledged to contribute eight military personnel each, including two medical doctors and six other health officers to be rotated every two months.

17 Oct 2014 description
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The ECOWAS Commission and Canada have agreed to strengthen and deepen cooperation in various strategic areas, including regional security, trade, economic development and investment, capacity building and humanitarian issues.

“The benefits of long-standing relation between ECOWAS and Canada at country and regional levels, and especially Canada’s leadership role in the capitalization of development partners’ Pool Fund cannot be taken for granted,” the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh said in Abuja on Thursday 16th October 2014.

31 May 2014 description
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Personnel of the armed forces of Ghana and Togo on 28th May 2014 carried out an environmental sanitation exercise at the border town of Aflao marking the official launch by ECOWAS of the preparatory phase of the application of the anti-mosquito biolarvicide product to intensify the regional war against malaria.

The President of the ECOWAS Commission His Excellency Kadré Desire Ouédraogo, represented by Health Adviser/Coordinator ECOWAS Malaria Elimination Campaign,

21 May 2014 description
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The ECOWAS war against malaria will achieve a major milestone on ECOWAS Day, 28th May 2014 with the official launch of the application of anti-mosquito biolarvicide product during a ceremony at Aflao on the Ghana-Togo border, involving the armed forces of the region, National Malaria Progamme Managers and representatives of civil society organizations, among others.

13 Feb 2014 description
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A Joint Meeting of Regional Ambassadors accredited to ECOWAS and the Technical Committee on Political Affairs has ended in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, with additional recommendations for the operationalization and strengthening of the regional peace and security architecture, particularly rapid and effective diplomatic and military responses to serious emergency situations.

07 Oct 2013 description
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N°: 284/2013

ECOWAS has taken a major step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on food security by establishing a Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF), with headquarters in Lomé, Togo.

The agency, which is charged with implementing the technical aspects of the regional investment programmes and plans on agriculture, forestry and livestock in the region was launched on 27 September 2013 at a ceremony presided over by Togo’s Prime Minister Kwesi Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu.

02 Oct 2013 description
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N°: 283/2013

2 octobre 2013 [Lome - Togo]

Cérémonie lancement ARAA sous l’égide du PM togolais le Ministre Togolais de l’Agriculture prononçant son discours à l’ouverture.

La CEDEAO vient de faire un grand pas vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD) en mettant en place une Agence Régionale pour l’Agriculture et l’Alimentation (ARAA) ayant son siège à Lomé au Togo.

05 Jul 2013 description
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The ECOWAS Commission has launched a website for the West African Market Information Systems Network (WAMIS-NET), to provide stakeholders with up-to-date and accurate information on the 400 rural and urban agricultural commodity markets in the region.

11 Jun 2013 description
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N°: 158/2013

7 June 2013 [Lagos-Nigeria]

The ECOWAS Commission has called for strong support for the operationalization of its conflict prevention framework, the ECPF, as a major tool for addressing the proximate and structural causes of violent conflicts and the promotion of human security and peace building in the region.

23 May 2013 description
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ECOWAS has called for more support from the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) for effective implementation of the region’s gender, child and humanitarian policies.

The Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga McIntosh told a visiting delegation led by the fund’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa Mr. Benot Kalasa, that the organization "is desirous of working with you in this area and facilitating project implementation and coordination for greater impact."