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57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)
Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), participated, on 04 November 2015, to the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). Kindly find below the SRSG Ibn Chambas statement, as delivered.
Briefing to the SC on the 15th Report of the SG on the activities of the UNOWA by SRSG Ibn Chambas
New York, 7 July 2015, Mr. President,
Distinguished Council Members,
1. I am pleased to be here today to brief you on the situation in West Africa and the implementation of UNOWA’s mandate. Further to the 15th report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) which is before you, I would like to highlight few issues and update you on the most recent developments.
Mohamed Ibn Chambas commends the role of ECOWAS and its leadership in close cooperation with the UN
Accra, Ghana, 19 May 2015 - I am pleased to convey my warm greetings to the 47th Ordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This Summit takes place at a time of trial and opportunity in the region, and indeed, around the world. Let me begin by commending the role of ECOWAS and its leadership -- in close cooperation with the United Nations -- towards the peaceful holding of the recent general elections in Nigeria.
Statement by the SG on the One-Year Anniversary of the Abduction of Schoolgirls in Chibok

New York, 14 April 2015- One year ago, over 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Borno State, in north-eastern Nigeria. While some of the girls were fortunate to have escaped, the fate of many still remains unknown. We must never forget the kidnapped Chibok girls, and I will not stop calling for their immediate release and their safe return to their families.

SC Press Statement on Boko Haram attacks against civilians in northeast Nigeria and Chad

New York, 7 April 2015- The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and Chad including the deadly attacks in Kwajafa in Borno state, Nigeria, on 5 April 2015 and in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, on 3 April 2015.

Statement of the Spokesperson for the SG on the announcement of election results in Nigeria
New York, 01 April 2015- The Secretary-General takes note of the results of the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections announced yesterday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He has spoken to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Major General (Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari.
SRSG Mohamed Ibn Chambas briefed the Security Council on Boko Haram
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the Office for West Africa (UNOWA) Mohamed Ibn Chambas briefed the Security Council briefing on Boko Haram, on 30 March 2015.
Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Council on Boko Haram. As Council members are aware, over the last few years, the violence and brutality of Boko Haram attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, as well as in neighbouring countries, has intensified. Today, as we meet, though weakened, the group continues to commit horrendous acts against civilians, including against women and children. We have received reports that children in particular have been abducted, abused, recruited, maimed and killed.
Déclaration à la presse de Mr. Jeffrey Feltman
Ouagadougou, 4 février 2015 - A la demande du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, j’ai entrepris une visite au Burkina Faso avec le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.
Mohamed Ibn Chambas warns Security Council of ‘fragile political situation’ in West African countrie
New York, 08 January 2015 – West Africa’s political landscape remains delicate as nations across the region continue to grapple with insecurity, terrorist threats and tensions ahead of a busy election cycle, the United Nations senior official there told the Security Council this afternoon.

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