UNOWAS (West Africa and the Sahel)

  • Tomorrow (3 February), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Ireland and Niger, the co-penholders for West Africa and the Sahel, proposed the statement following Council members’ 11 January briefing with...

  • On Monday (11 January), the Security Council will receive a videoconference (VTC) briefing, followed by VTC consultations, by Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn Chambas, who will present the...

  • January 2021

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), will brief the Council to present the Secretary-General’s semi-annual report on West Africa and the Sahel.

  • On Tuesday (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Co-penholders Belgium and Niger circulated the draft statement about two weeks ago following Council members’ 9 July videoconference with Special...

  • Tomorrow (9 July), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS),...

  • July 2020

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), will brief the Council to present the Secretary-General’s semi-annual report on West Africa and the Sahel. 

  • This afternoon (11 February), the Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel, proposed by co-penholders Belgium and Niger. Meanwhile, the Council recently renewed the mandate of the UN Office for West Africa and...

  • On 8 January, the Security Council is expected to have its bi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel...

  • January 2020

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), will brief the Council to present the semi-annual UNOWAS report, which the Council should receive by the end of December 2019.

  • On Monday (16 December), the Security Council will hold a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa. Briefings are expected by Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohamed Ibn...

  • December 2019

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Security Council is expected to hold a briefing on intercommunal violence and terrorism in West Africa. Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mohammed Ibn Chambas is expected to brief. During the month, the Council is also expected to renew UNOWAS’ mandate for an additional three years. This is likely to be done through an exchange of letters between the President of the Security Council and the Secretary-General. UNOWAS’ current mandate expires on 31 December 2019.

  • On 27 November, Security Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The briefers are Abdoulaye Bathily, who led the review and is...

  • Tomorrow (7 August), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Côte d’Ivoire and Belgium, as the penholders, circulated the draft statement following the 24 July briefing by the Special Representative and...

  • On Wednesday afternoon (24 July), the Security Council will hold its semi-annual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. Mohammad Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), is expected to...

  • July 2019

    UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), will brief the Council on developments in the region and the semi-annual UNOWAS report.