Dear partners and colleagues, Please be informed that the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) and the Office of the Special Envoy for the Sahel (OSES) have merged into a single entity, UNOWAS: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel. For more information, you can access the new UNOWAS website at unowas.unmissions.org
28 Nov 2011 - Dakar, 28 November, 2011 - Representatives of the United Nations (UN) peace missions in West Africa held their twenty-second high-level consultation in Dakar in order to facilitate the coordination of the action of the UN promoting the stability of the sub-region. / .
22 Nov 2011 - New York, 22 November 2011 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a high-level meeting in New York today with representatives of the Governments of Cameroon and Nigeria in order to review the progress of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission and encourage the parties to complete their border-demarcation process by 2012.
14 Oct 2011 - Dakar, 14 October 2011 - The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) held the ninth periodic consultation with the Heads of the Regional Offices of the United Nations (UN) agencies in West Africa. The meeting was chaired by Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa.
07 Oct 2011 - Dakar, 7 October 2011 - Following a two-day visit to Conakry aiming to promote dialogue among political actors in Guinea, Mr. Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the Secretary- General for West Africa traveled to Benin to discuss transnational organized crime and maritime piracy with the National Authorities.
07 Oct 2011 - Dakar, 7 October 2011 - The second session of the Regional Training Series on Mediation for 32 Women Leaders from Civil Society in West Africa ended on Friday. The three-fold training is designed to strengthen the capacities of women Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries in techniques of mediation, advocacy, negotiation and implementation of Peace agreements.
23 Jul 2011 - Abuja, 23 July 2011 - The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission concluded its Twenty-Eighth Session in Abuja, Nigeria today. The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission was established by the United Nations (UN) at the request of Cameroon and Nigeria, to facilitate implementation of the International Court of Justice Decision (2002) regarding the peaceful resolution of the delimitation of the border between the two countries.
08 Jul 2011 - 8 July 2011 - The Security Council today voiced satisfaction with the progress countries in West Africa are making towards greater peace and stability, welcoming the positive developments in post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding, particularly in Guinea and Niger, as well as the end of the violent post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire.