14 Apr 2018 - The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - West Africa Regional Office (OHCHR-WARO), the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the Network of National Human Rights Institutions in West Africa, organized a regional consultation for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from West Africa and the Sahel from 12-14 April in Dakar.
27 Mar 2018 - As part of its mandate for preventing conflicts and sustaining peace, the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), organized, in partnership with ECOWAS Commission, on 26 – 27 March 2018, in Abidjan, a high-level colloquium on « challenges and prospects of political reforms in West Africa in 2015 – 2017 ».
18 Feb 2018 - 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 18 February a three-day visit to The Gambia.
The objective of the visit was to renew UN’s engagement to support the authorities of The Gambia in their efforts towards the implementation of new and vital reforms.
30 Jan 2018 - The UN Security Council issued on Tuesday 30 January 2018 a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel region. It follows the briefing to the Security Council, on 11 January 2018, of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn Chambas. The statement addresses several country-specific situations and expresses serious concern over the range of security challenges facing the region, with a focus on the terrorism threat.
11 Jan 2018 - Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), presented on 11 January to the Security Council his activity report covering the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017.