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SRSG Djinnit met with President Issoufou of Niger
Dakar, 10 June 2014 - In continuation of his consultations with leaders in the West African region, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit met with President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger in Niamey yesterday 9 June.
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UN Envoy Djinnit urges Nigerian stakeholders to close ranks to ensure the release of the schoolgirls
Dakar, 09 June 2014 - Mr. Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa has concluded today his second visit to Nigeria as the High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria. During the visit, he continued his consultations on the abduction of schoolgirls and related issues with government officials, prominent Nigerian personalities including former Heads of State, civil society organizations, as well as regional and international partners.
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SRSG Djinnit meets with President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire
Dakar, 04 June 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, met today in Abidjan with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara.
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SRSG for West Africa’s meeting with President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia

Dakar, 03 June 2014 - As part of his regular consultations with regional leaders, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, held today in Banjul, capital of The Gambia, an extensive meeting with His Excellency Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia.

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The UN and INTERPOL commited to assist West Africa fight drug trafficking and organized crime
Dakar, 03 June 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, who is also the Chairman of the Policy Committee of the West Africa Cost Initiative (WACI), and the Secretary General of INTERPOL, Mr. Ronald K. Noble, undertook yesterday a joint visit to Guinea Bissau. This joint visit was an illustration of the strong partnership between the United Nations, INTERPOL and other international stakeholders and their common commitment to assist Guinea Bissau and the region as a whole in the fight against transnational organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking.
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The Special Envoy for the Sahel meets with the President of Senegal
Dakar, 03 June 2014 – The new Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sahel, Ms. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, met today with the President of Senegal, Mr. Macky Sall.
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The new Special Envoy for the Sahel reiterated the UN commitment to support regional efforts
Dakar, 27 May 2014 – The Special Envoy for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, attended yesterday the Second Consultation Meeting on the ECOWAS Sahel Strategy, convened by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Message of the Secretary-General to the second consultative meeting on the development of the Sahel region - Delivered by Ms. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, Special Envoy for the Sahel  (FR/EN) 
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The Special Envoy for the Sahel takes function in Dakar

Dakar, 13 May 2014 – The new Special Envoy for the Sahel and Head of Office, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie took function yesterday, in Dakar. Appointed on 1st May 2014, she succeeds Romano Prodi of Italy, who completed his assignment on 31 January 2014. 

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Twenty-sixth High-Level Meeting of Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa (09 May 2014)

Final Communique - 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.

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SRSG Djinnit confers with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana
Accra, 6 May 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit was received in audience by HE Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana and Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
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