UN Documents for UNOWAS (West Africa and the Sahel)

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
29 February 2012 S/RES/2039 Welcomed the Secretary-General's assessment mission on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and called on states to implement its recommendations.
31 October 2011 S/RES/2018 Condemned threats of piracy and armed robbery on the seas of the Gulf of Guinea and called for strengthened regional cooperation.
18 March 2003 S/RES/1467 This resolution was on the proliferation of small arms as a threat to peace and security in West Africa.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
11 February 2020 S/PRST/2020/2 This presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, included emphasising the need for free and fair, credible, timely and peaceful elections during 2020 in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Mali and Togo.
7 August 2019 S/PRST/2019/7 This was on West Africa and the Sahel, which included welcoming a planned strategic review of UNOWAS and inviting the Secretary-General to present to the Council its recommendations, and his observations by 15 November.
10 August 2018 S/PRST/2018/16 The Council welcomed collective efforts to recalibrate the UN's Sahel strategy to expedite its impact and encouraged greater coherence of the UN system and partners through implementation of the UN Support Plan for the Sahel.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
24 June 2020 S/2020/585 This was the Secretary-General's six-monthly report on West Africa and the Sahel, and the activities of UNOWAS.
30 December 2019 S/2019/1005 This was a Secretary-General's report on West Africa and the Sahel.
5 July 2019 S/2019/549 This was on developments in West Africa and the Sahel, and the activities of UNOWAS in the first half of 2019.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
31 January 2020 S/2020/85 This letter renewed the mandate of UNOWAS from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2023.
27 December 2019 S/2019/1010 This letter extended the mandate of UNOWAS for one month until 31 January 2020.
19 December 2019 S/2019/1009 This was the Secretary-General's proposal for the next three year mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
11 February 2020 S/PV.8720 The Council adopted a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, which called on national stakeholders in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Mali and Togo to work together to facilitate the timely preparation for, and holding of, genuinely free and fair, credible, timely and peaceful elections that are scheduled during 2020.
8 January 2020 S/PV.8698 This was a briefing on West Africa and the Sahel with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of UNOWAS.
16 December 2019 S/PV.8685 This was a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
10 December 2016 SC/12616 This was a press statement that commended the people of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia for the peaceful and transparent holding of elections on 1 December 2016.
16 January 2016 SC/12208 This was a press statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, during which at least 29 people were killed and many more injured, and for which Al-Mourabitoune, a terrorist group affiliated to Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, claimed responsibility.
15 January 2016 SC/12207 Council members stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and the Gambia to be free, fair and peaceful. They also expressed concern over Guinea-Bissau's political tension and called upon national leaders to sustain stability through dialogue.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
1 August 2005 A/60/182 This is a Secretary-General report on the causes of conflict and promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa.
20 August 2004 A/59/285 This was a Secretary-General report on the causes of conflict and promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa.
Selected Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa View All
30 December 2005 S/2005/833 This was a letter from the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa forwarding the annual report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa in 2005.
Selected Other Documents View All
2 July 2004 S/2004/525 This was the report of the Security Council mission to West Africa, 20-29 June 2004.