UNOWAS (West Africa and the Sahel)

  • Tomorrow (7 July), the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on West Africa and the Sahel. Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mahamat Saleh Annadif will brief. The Chair...

  • July 2022

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council will hold its biannual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. The Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, is expected to brief. Also expected to brief is the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) Ambassador Rabab Fatima (Bangladesh), who will be leaving this role later in the month to be UN High Representative for Least Developed, Landlocked Countries, and Small Island Developing States.

  • Tomorrow (31 May), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution on piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea. The penholders, Ghana and Norway, first began informal consultations on the text with Council members and...

  • Tomorrow (8 February), Security Council members will hold closed consultations on Burkina Faso under the agenda item “Peace consolidation in West Africa”. The meeting follows last month’s coup d’état in Burkina Faso that deposed President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré—the fourth...

  • On Monday (10 January), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on West Africa and the Sahel. The expected briefers are Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mahamat...

  • January 2022

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    n January, the Security Council will hold its biannual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. The Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Fathi Waly and a civil society representative are expected to brief. The Council may also adopt a resolution initiated by Ghana and Norway on piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • Tomorrow (17 August), 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, circulated a first draft of the presidential statement on 22...

  • 7 July 2021

    Briefing on West Africa and the Sahel

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    Tomorrow (8 July), the Security Council will hold its biannual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mahamat Saleh Annadif is expected to brief the...

  • July 2021

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Monthly Forecast

    In July, the Security Council will hold its biannual briefing on West Africa and the Sahel. The Special Representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, is expected to brief.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (2 June), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “strengthening an integrated approach to peace and security in the Sahel through a gendered lens”. The Group of Friends of Women of the Sahel will be launched...

  • 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),...