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Commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa and the Sahel

The Working Group intends to take the opportunity of its 10 years of existence to assess then discuss its achievements and needs in order to take necessary measures for the years to come

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in partnership with the UN WOMEN Office for West and Central Africa and their partners will celebrate on 24 and 25 June 2019 in Dakar, the10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa…

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The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

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Mohamed Ibn Chambas concludes his visit to Côte d'Ivoire, calls on political actors to continue to uphold their commitment to consolidating democracy and preserving peace and stability

During his various meetings, Mohamed Ibn Chambas recalled the importance of the position of Côte d'Ivoire in the sub-region and beyond

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), concluded today a two-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire. This visit which is part of UNOWAS's good offices missions in the sub-region aimed at continuing consultations with the…

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Statement by ECOWAS, AU and the UN on the release of results of Nigerian Presidential Elections of 23 February 2019

ECOWAS, AU and the UN call on all candidates, political parties and indeed all Nigerians to continue to exercise patience, calm and restraint

The attention of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) has been drawn to the rejection of the results of the presidential election of 23 February, 2019 by one of the participating political parties, even as they are still in…

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Statement by SRSG (the Special Representative of the Secretary-General) Ibn Chambas on the Eve of the Presidential Election in Nigeria

The Special Representative appeals to all eligible Nigerian citizens to turn out massively to exercise their constitutional right to vote on Saturday 23 February

On the eve of the presidential election in Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, commends the people of Nigeria for their patience and great sense of responsibility following the postponement of the…

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Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Mohamed Ibn Chambas on the eve of Nigerian elections

He welcomes the signing on 13 February of the Second National Peace Accord by Presidential candidates

On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, commends Nigerians for a pre-election period that has been largely, peaceful and participatory. He encourages all Nigerians…

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Presidential Elections in Senegal - Ibn Chambas concludes his Visit to Campaign Offices, hails the Commitment of the Five Candidates and their Supporters to ensure Peaceful and Participatory Elections

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel concludes his visit to campaign offices, hails the commitment of the five candidates and their supporters to ensure peaceful and participatory elections

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded today his visit of campaign offices of the five candidates running for the presidential elections in Senegal. This tour is part of the United Nations efforts…

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Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ibn Chambas in Nigeria ahead of the holding of presidential elections

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, begins today his mission to Nigeria ahead of the presidential elections, scheduled on 16 February

As part of the efforts of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) to support the consolidation of democracy and good governance in Nigeria, and in line with the commitment of the United Nations Secretary-General for conflict prevention, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head…

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Press Conference with Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary general for West Africa and the Sahel

It will address issues related to the Sahel and the upcoming presidential elections in Senegal and Nigeria

What: Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), will brief you on the political and security situation in the subregion. It will address issues related to the Sahel and the upcoming presidential elections…

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Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-general for West Africa and the Sahel concludes a two-week pre-electoral mission to Nigeria

Calls on all actors to uphold their commitments for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections in February and March 2019

The Special Representative of the Secretary – General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded on Thursday 31 January a two-week pre-electoral mission to Nigeria. The mission, which took place from 21 to 31 January,  included extensive discussions with…