Insights: UNOWAS (West Africa and the Sahel)

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    Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    On Tuesday (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Co-penholders Belgium and Niger circulated the draft statement about two weeks ago following Council members’ 9 July videoconference with Special...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
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    Council Meeting on West Africa and the Sahel

    Tomorrow (9 July), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS),...

    posted on WED 8 JUL 2020
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    UNOWAS Mandate Renewal and Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    This afternoon (11 February), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, proposed by co-penholders Belgium and Niger. Meanwhile, the Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Office for West Africa and...

    posted on TUE 11 FEB 2020
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    On 8 January, the Security Council is expected to have its bi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel...

    posted on TUE 7 JAN 2020
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing on Intercommunal Violence and Terrorism

    On Monday (16 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa. Briefings are expected by Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn...

    posted on FRI 13 DEC 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue on UNOWAS Strategic Review

    On 27 November, Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The briefers are Abdoulaye Bathily, who led the review and is...

    posted on TUE 26 NOV 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (7 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire and Belgium, as the penholders, circulated the draft statement following the 24 July briefing by the Special Representative and...

    posted on TUE 6 AUG 2019
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    West Africa and the Sahel: Briefing and Consultations

    On Wednesday afternoon (24 July), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), is expected to...

    posted on TUE 23 JUL 2019
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    Informal Interactive Dialogue with the Peacebuilding Commission on the Sahel

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 March), the Security Council is holding an informal interactive dialogue with the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on the Sahel. Germany, as the informal coordinator between the Council and the PBC, is organising the meeting in preparation for the...

    posted on TUE 19 MAR 2019
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    Briefing on Drug Trafficking in West Africa

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 December), the Security Council will hold a meeting on “Drug trafficking in West Africa as a threat to stability” with a briefing, via VTC, by Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov....

    posted on TUE 18 DEC 2018