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
3 February 2021 S/PRST/2021/3 This presidential statement requested the Secretary-General to explore the feasibility of a civilian joint project between UNOWAS and regional organizations, such as the G5, ECOWAS and the African Union, with the aim of stemming and preventing intercommunal violence.
28 July 2020 S/PRST/2020/7 This presidential statement expressed concern about the potential of the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate existing fragilities in West Africa and the Sahel. It further urged Malian stakeholders to prioritise dialogue to resolve the current political crisis.
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.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
28 June 2021 S/2021/612 This was a Secretary-General's report on West Africa and the Sahel, and the activities of UNOWAS.
24 December 2020 S/2020/1293 This is a Secretary-General's report on West Africa and the Sahel and the activities of UNOWAS.
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.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
13 July 2020 S/2020/706 This contained the records of the briefing and statements made during the 9July 2020 Council VTC meeting on West Africa and the Sahel.
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.
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
8 June 2021 SC/14545 This press statement condemned the attacks on 4 and 5 June in the administrative region of the Sahel in Burkina Faso that killed over 100 civilians.
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.
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 November 2020 E/RES/2020/2 This was a resolution adopted by the Economic and Social Council aimed at better coordinating support to the Sahel.
2 July 2004 S/2004/525 This was the report of the Security Council mission to West Africa, 20-29 June 2004.