Dakar, Octobre 09, 2014- The handover ceremony between Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the new Special Representative of the Secretary General for the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), and his predecessor, Said Djinnit, took place this Thursday, October 9th, 2014, at UNOWA headquarters in Dakar, Senegal.
Mr. Chambas praised the work of Mr. Djinnit for the more than six years date he served as head of the Office. For his part, Said Djinnit wished success to his successor, "a connoisseur of the sub-region"
Mr. Chambas was appointed by the Secretary General of the UN as his Special Representative for West Africa and head of UNOWA, September 12th, 2014. Mr. Djinnit has been appointed by Ban Ki-moon as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes.