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Interregional Workshop of Good Practices on Farmer-Herder Dynamics in West and Central Africa

Participants also stressed the importance of inclusiveness of these mechanisms, including the involvement of women and young people, as well as adaptation to the local context

The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Office of the Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel (OSCDS), have organized, from 29 to 30 September in Yaoundé, Cameroon, an interregional workshop on good practices on…

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Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) ANNADIF Deeply Saddened By The News Of The Death of Former Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon, Amadou Ali

Mr. ANNADIF extends his sincere condolences to the family of the deceased, the Government and the people of Cameroon

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), and Chairman of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC), Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, is deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon, Amadou Ali.   "In…

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United Nations of West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Organized A Workshop On Maritime Security Threats in the Gulf of Guinea

The workshop brought together experts, academics, and government representatives from various countries of the sub-region as well as from the UN system

The office of the United Nations of West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) concluded a workshop on Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. The theme of the workshop was “Strengthening the Adjudicative and Enforcement Jurisdiction of states in the fight against Maritime Crimes in the GoG through adherence to…

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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 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…