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Women in West Africa and the Sahel define strategies for a meaningful participation of women in decision-making

Participants launched the Nouakchott Call for the Effective and Civic Participation of Women in Decision-Making processes

The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Ms Giovanie Biha, chaired the first edition of the annual Women's Forum for Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel, held on 14 and 15 March in Nouakchott, capital of the Islamic Republic of…

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At the Security Council, ANNADIF Stresses the Importance of a Coordinated Response Between Partners to Help Burkina Faso

The Special Representative ANNADIF stressed the importance of a coordinated response among the various partners to help Burkina Faso cope with this crisis

After having carried out a joint mission with ECOWAS to Burkina Faso on 31 January, and participated in the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on the political situation in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea, held in Accra, Ghana,  on 3 February, the Special Representative of…

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Joint UNOWAS-ECOWAS Mission to Burkina Faso

The joint delegation will have meetings with the military leaders as well as with the various Burkinabé actors

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, will carry out this Monday, January 31 a joint assessment mission of the situation in Burkina Faso with an ECOWAS delegation led by Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway,…

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Briefing of The Special Representative Of The Secretary-General For West Africa And The Sahel, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, to the United Nations Security Council

West Africa is struggling with insecurity, which risks reversing hard-won advances

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, briefed today by videoconference the United Nations Security Council on the latest Secretary-General report on the activities of UNOWAS. The report covers the period from 18 June 2021…

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UNOWAS Organized a Regional Seminar on the Contribution of Religious and Traditional Leaders to Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention and Resolution in West Africa and the Sahel

The objective of the seminar was to create a framework for exchange to promote the contribution of religious and traditional leaders to peacebuilding and the promotion of the values of tolerance and justice

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), organized on 16 and 17 December 2021, a regional seminar on the "Contribution of religious and traditional leaders to peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution in West Africa and the Sahel". The objective of the seminar was to create a framework for exchange to promote the contribution of religious and…

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In Nigeria, Special Representatives ANNADIF and FALL Stress the Importance of a Regional Approach to Address Challenges in the Lake Chad Basin

The Heads of UNOWAS and UNOCA reiterated the commitment of the United Nations and the international community to support Nigeria and other countries in the Lake Chad Basin

Mr. Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and Mr. François Louncény FALL, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, and Head of the United Nations Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), undertook, from 28 to 30 October…

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    • The Special Representative for West Africa and The Sahel Encourages National Stakeholders of The Gambia to Redouble Their Efforts Towards the Holding of Peaceful, Credible, and Inclusive Elections
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The Special Representative for West Africa and The Sahel Encourages National Stakeholders of The Gambia to Redouble Their Efforts Towards the Holding of Peaceful, Credible, and Inclusive Elections in December

The visit is part of the regular activities of UNOWAS to support The Gambia in its ongoing efforts to consolidate peace and democracy

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF has concluded today a two-day visit to the Republic of The Gambia. The visit is part of the regular activities of UNOWAS to support The Gambia in…

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Visiting Guinea, SRSG ANNADIF Emphasizes the Importance of Safeguarding Guinea's Stability, Ensuring Citizen Security and Respect for the Rule of Law and Human Rights

The objective of this mission was to listen to the assessment of political and diplomatic actors of the situation following the political change that occurred on Sept 5

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat ANNADIF, carried out today a one-day mission to Guinea.  The objective of this mission was to listen to the assessment of political and diplomatic actors of the situation following the political…

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    • In Freetown, the Special Representative ANNADIF Reaffirmed the Commitment of the United Nations to Continue to Support Sierra Leone in its Tireless Efforts to Consolidate National Reconciliation, Democracy and Development
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In Freetown, the Special Representative ANNADIF Reaffirmed the Commitment of the United Nations to Continue to Support Sierra Leone in its Tireless Efforts to Consolidate National Reconciliation, Democracy and Development

This visit was part of his familiarization tour in the sub region in his new capacity as of Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UNOWAS

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF has concluded his visit to Sierra Leone. This visit was part of his familiarization tour in the sub region in his new capacity as of Special Representative…

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ANNADIF welcomes the work progress of the Cameroon-Nigeria mixed commission, and welcomes the commitment of the two countries to finalize the border demarcation process

The objective of this first working visit was to take stock of CNMC activities, and to renew the support of the United Nations to the two countries

In his capacity as President of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC), the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, (UNOWAS), Mahamat ANNADIF, concluded today a four-day working mission during which he visited Abuja and Yaoundé. The objective of…