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Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for West Africa UNOWA), supports political dialogue in Guinea.

Ahead of polls, UN urges Mali officials to expedite electoral procedures for refugees
23 July 2013 – With the first round of Mali’s presidential elections scheduled for Sunday, the United Nations refugee agency is calling on Malian authorities to quickly make public voters’ lists and speed up distribution of electoral cards in neighbouring States for out-of-country voters.
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Guinea: UN stresses need to uphold human rights as calm restored after deadly clashes
19 July 2013The United Nations today commended the efforts of the Government of Guinea and its security forces to restore calm amid deadly inter-communal clashes this week, while also reminding them of the need to uphold human rights principles during law enforcement operations.
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UN chief appeals for calm amid deadly intercommunal clashes in southern Guinea

18 July 2013  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for calm and urged Guineans to follow the law amid reports of deadly fighting between ethnic groups. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of violent intercommunal clashes in southern Guinea, resulting in heavy loss of life and property,” according to a statement by his spokesperson.

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Statement by the SRSG for West Africa, Said Djinnit, at the 43rd Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS
Abuja, 17 July 2013 - (...) Let me from the outset convey the greetings of the Secretary-General, Mr. BAN Ki-moon, and his gratitude for the continued leadership demonstrated by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in working collectively to enhance security and promote peace and stability within the sub-region.
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Security Council calls for cooperation to combat terrorist threats in the Sahel
16 July 2013The United Nations Security Council today called for increased cooperation between countries in the Sahel, West Africa and the Maghreb to combat the growing threat posed by terrorist groups, transnational crime and drug trafficking throughout the Sahel region.
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 Photo Of The Week
Le 25 juin 2015, le Groupe de Travail Femmes, Paix et Sécurité en Afrique de l'Ouest a organisé sa deuxième session d’échanges thématiques. Elle a été animée par le Bureau de l’Envoyée Spéciale des NU pour le Sahel (OSES) et le HCR et elle a porté sur l'«Extrémisme, la violence sexuelle et les personnes déplacées ».