UNOWAS (West Africa and the Sahel)

  • July 2011

    West Africa (UNOWA)

    Monthly Forecast

    In July the Council is expected to consider a report of the Secretary-General on UNOWA. It is also expecting a briefing by Special Representative Said Djinnit.

  • This special research report provides an analysis of a set of new issues that have been emerging in the West African subregion and possible implications for the Security Council in the coming year(s). It identifies some key emerging threats to peace and security in the 16-state subregion and their linkages to existing security challenges. The report points to a key feature: the fact that some of the new threats are essentially criminal rather than political in nature. However, it explains also the growing political and security implications. The report also highlights action already taken by the Council to recognise these threats and considers options available to the Council to tackle these issues going forward. The raw material for the study was derived from literature research; field research in a number of countries in the West African subregion (including Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria); and interviews in the region with diplomats, government officials and officials of relevant international intergovernmental bodies (e.g. UN Office in West Africa or UNOWA, UN Office for Drugs and Crime or UNODC, the Economic Community of West African States or ECOWAS and the AU), NGOs and academics.

  • December 2010

    West Africa (UNOWA)

    Monthly Forecast

    In December the Council is expected to consider the Secretary-General’s report on UNOWA and to renew the mandate of the mission, which expires on 31 December. The head of UNOWA, Said Djinnit, may brief the Council.

  • July 2010

    UN Office for West Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    In July the Council is expecting the report of the Secretary-General on UNOWA, which is due by 30 June. Head of UNOWA Said Djinnit is to brief the Council. The mandate of UNOWA expires on 31 December 2010.

  • January 2010

    West Africa (UNOWA)

    Monthly Forecast

    In January the Council is expected to consider the report of the Secretary-General on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). The mandate of UNOWA expires on 31 December 2010.

  • July 2009

    United Nations Office for West Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    In July the Council is expected to consider the report of the Secretary-General on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) due by 30 June. The mandate of UNOWA expires on 31 December 2010.

  • January 2009

    West Africa Regional Issues (UNOWA)

    Monthly Forecast

    In January the Council is expecting the second semi-annual report of the Secretary-General on the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), which is due by 31 December. The mandate of UNOWA expires on 31 December 2010.

  • June 2008

    United Nations Office for West Africa

    Monthly Forecast

    The semi-annual report of the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA) is expected in June. The mandate expires on 31 December 2010.

  • December 2007

    United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA)

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to receive a letter from the Secretary-General advising his intention to extend the mandate of the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA), due to expire on 31 December (perhaps for another three years). The Council is unlikely to meet on this issue.

  • The Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on peace consolidation in West Africa, following the open debate scheduled for 9 August.