Press releases

  • The SRSG Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d'Ivoire, 19 July 2017 in Abidjan.

    The SRSG Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d'Ivoire, 19 July 2017 in Abidjan.

    20 Jul 2017 - 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 a two-day visit to Abidjan, where he held a series of meetings with the authorities of the country, representatives of the United Nations system, and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Côte d'Ivoire.
  • 18 Jul 2017 - Dakar, 18 July 2017 - Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Chief of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel will start today, Tuesday 18 July 2017, a two-day official visit to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. During his visit, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas will meet with national authorities. He will hold meeting with members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the United Nations System in Côte d’Ivoire. 
  • 14 Jun 2017 - The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of Switzerland, organized a seminar in Dakar from 12 to 14 June on: "The role of journalists and the media in preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel ".
  • 07 Jun 2017 - The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Switzerland Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will organize, from 12 to 14 June 2017 in Dakar, a seminar on "The Role of Journalists and the Media in Preventing Violence and Violent Extremism in West Africa and the Sahel". Context:
  • 30 May 2017 -
    The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded today his two-day visit to Niamey, capital of Niger. He had a series of meetings with the authorities of the country, and representatives of the United Nations system.
  • 23 May 2017 - In the framework of the mobilization of new "emergency measures" for the preservation of peace in Burkina Faso and in accordance with the decision of the Executive Committee, chaired by the Secretary-General, on 23 March 2017, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met this Wednesday 03 May, in Ouagadougou, President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. (Available in French)
  • 18 May 2017 - A joint high-level mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the United Nations visited Côte d'Ivoire on 17 May 2017, in the context of mutinies. (Press release available in French)
  • 17 May 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, participated in the third Pan African Forum on Migration which took place from 15 to 17 May 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The Forum which was held under the theme “towards an African Common Position on the Global Compact on Migration”, aimed at developing a draft outcome document expressing African common position on migration.
  • 02 Feb 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly attack against a United Nations Technical Monitoring Team that was conducting a field mission along the border of Nigeria and Cameroon in the vicinity of Hosere Jongbi, near Kontcha, Cameroon, as part of the
  • 30th High-level Meeting of Heads of UN Missions in West Africa. Monrovia, 21 December 2016

    30th High-level Meeting of Heads of UN Missions in West Africa. Monrovia, 21 December 2016

    21 Dec 2016 - 30th High-level Meeting of Heads of UN Missions in West Africa Monrovia, 21 December 2016  

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