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On 26 February 2015, the Special Representative of the Secretary General in West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas met with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara. © Cote d’Ivoire Presidency/DR

SRSG Mohamed Ibn Chambas visit Guinea-Bissau
Dakar, 19 February 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, will visit Guinea-Bissau from 19 to 20 February 2015.

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West Africa must fight Nigeria's Boko Haram with international support, interview UN SRSG

UN Special Representative for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas has urged Lake Chad basin countries to “aggressively” tackle Nigerian militant group Boko Haram themselves. The envoy told RFI on Sunday that the international community should provide equipment, intelligence and financial support in the fight against the hardline Islamist group who are waging a campaign in northeast Nigeria which has spilled over into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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UNOWA et la LCBC se concertent avec les acteurs régionaux sur les menaces posées par Boko Haram
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.
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UNOWA et plusieurs acteurs échangent sur une synergie d’actions pour la paix et la stabilité
Dakar 23 Janvier 2015 - Dans le cadre de sa série « Arbre à Palabre », le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) a tenu, le 23 janvier 2015 à Dakar, une rencontre d’échange avec les acteurs de la société civile nationale, sous-régionale et internationale, et les agences des Nations Unies œuvrant dans le domaine des droits de l’homme, de la bonne gouvernance et de l’Etat de droit en Afrique de l’Ouest.
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SRSG Chambas welcomes the announcement of 11 Oct 2015 for the organization of elections in Burkina
Dakar, 23 January 2015- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the announcement of the date of 11 October 2015 for the organization of presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso.

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During his visit to Guinea Bissau, from 19 to 20 February 2015, SRSG Ibn Chambas met with the Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Miguel Travoada.