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02 Oct 2015 description

Dakar, 01 October 2015 – The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) organized from 29 to 30 September 2015, in Dakar, a regional workshop on « the role of media in the promotion and the conduct of peaceful electoral processes in West Africa. »

The workshop aimed at reinforcing the capacities of media managers and professionals so that they avoid spreading false information that could disturb public order and undermine democratic progress when carrying on their freedom of expression.

08 May 2015 description

A l’invitation de M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest (UNOWA), les chefs des missions de paix des Nations Unies en Afrique de l'Ouest ont tenu, le 8 mai 2015 à Dakar, leur vingt-septième réunion consultative de haut niveau.

08 May 2015 description

At the invitation of Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, 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-seventh high-level consultation meeting on 8 May 2015 in Dakar.

03 Feb 2015 description

Dakar, 02 Février 2015- Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) et la Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad (CBLT) ont organisé, le 02 février 2015 à Dakar, une rencontre de réflexion et d’échanges sur les menaces régionales à la paix et à la sécurité, causées par les groupes terroristes, notamment Boko Haram.

Les participants ont exprimé leur consternation sur les violations massives des droits de l’homme commises sur les populations civiles, en particulier les femmes et les enfants.

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.

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.

01 May 2005 description

This document reports on UNOWA's workshop on reporting for peace, which dealt with three topics - cross-border issues, DDR operations, and the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission approach to border dispute - in relation to conflict prevention and peacekeeping.

The report presents the definition of the major challenges of the Media, and of their responsibilities in terms of people's security, conflict prevention and management, and stability of Governments, that was reached at the workshop.