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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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SRSG Djinnit meets with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia

Dakar, 15 April 2014 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, met yesterday, in Monrovia, the President of Liberia, Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

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SRSG Djinnit attends the High-Level Review of the World Drug Problem in Vienna
Dakar, 14 March 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and Head of UNOWA, Mr. Said Djinnit, attended the High-Level Review of the world drug problem organized in Vienna as part of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on 13-14 March.

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SRSG met with President Issoufou on the implementation of the Integrated Strategy for the Sahel
Dakar, 05 march 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Said Djinnit, was received on Tuesday, February 4 in Niamey by President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.
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SRSG Said Djinnit condemns the renewal of killings in Borno State, in Nigeria

Dakar, 04 March 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Said Djinnit, strongly condemns the renewal of killings perpetrated over the week end by unidentified armed groups in the localities of Maiduguri, Mainok and Mafa in Borno State. 

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SRSG’s visit to Sierra Leone
Dakar, 26 February 2014 - As part of his mandate as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and Chairman of the West Africa Coast Initiative High-level Policy Committee (WACI POLCOM), Mr. Said Djinnit ended yesterday a two day visit to Sierra Leone.
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M. Said Djinnit renouvelle le soutien de l'ONU pour la Paix et la Sécurité dans le Sahel
Dakar, 19 février 2014 - Le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire General des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest, M. Said Djinnit, a participé aujourd’hui à la 3e réunion ministérielle sur le renforcement de la coopération sécuritaire et l’opérationnalisation de l’architecture africaine de paix et de sécurité dans la région sahélo-saharienne, à Niamey, au Niger.
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Meeting of SRSG Said Djinnit and the President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Dakar, 18 February 2014 - Mr. Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, was received in audience in Koulouba - Bamako today by the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali with whom he exchanged views on the situation in the Sahel and West Africa. The meeting was held in the presence of Mr. Albert Koenders, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Mali.
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