The fifth meeting of the Ministerial coordination platform (MCP) of Sahel strategies was held on 14 June 2017 in Ndjamena, Chad. It was chaired by Hissein Brahim Taha, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chad who also chairs the Platform.
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
A three-day seminar on "The role of journalists and the media in preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel", organized by the United Nations Office for West Africa And the Sahel (UNOWAS), in partnership with the United Nations Educat
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, attended on 31 May in Ndjamena, Chad, the Second Regional Conversation for the prevention of violent extremism: "Investing in pe
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 Un
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)
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.