Chronology of Events

revised on 1 February 2017

The Gambia

January 2017

On 19 January, the Council adopted a resolution on the presidential elections in The Gambia, endorsing the decisions of ECOWAS and the AU recognising Adama Barrow as the legitimate president of the country. On 20 January, the Council adopted a presidential statement on developments in the region, welcoming among other things the conclusion of the independent evaluation on the UNISS. Following the adoption, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman updated members on the quickly evolving situation in the Gambia under “any other business” during consultations. On 25 January, Council members received a follow-up briefing on The Gambia from Chambas via video teleconference, which included discussing the 21 January joint declaration issued by ECOWAS, the AU and the UN following former President Yahya Jammeh’s agreement to transfer power to Barrow and to leave the country.