west africa

Investing in school meals ‘win-win’ for West African nations – UN

The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture.

News in Brief 05 December 2017 (PM)

“Another big loss” as 14th peacekeeper this year is killed in CAR

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (PM)

Ending child marriage in West & Central Africa could take 100 years: UNICEF

Unless action is taken to stamp out child marriage in West and Central Africa, it will take more than 100 years to end the practice in these regions.

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News in Brief 13 July (PM)

UN representative briefs Security Council on West Africa and Sahel

Despite progress in consolidating democracy in West Africa and the Sahel, the security situation there continues to be a cause for concern.

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UN and Africa: focus on West and Central Africa, tourism and Côte d’Ivoire

Over 7 million children crossing borders in West and Central Africa: UN

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Over 7 million children crossing borders in West and Central Africa: UN

More than 7 million children are crossing borders in West and Central Africa in search of safety or a better life, a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (

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Ban urges implementation of peace agreement to resolve instability in Mali

The promotion of peace and stability in Mali is crucial to its people, for the region and for the world, United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon said today, urging the parties involved in the country's reconstruction to implement the foundations that have been laid out regarding the way forward.

Security Council urges cooperation among countries in West Africa and the Sahel to tackle Boko Haram

While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram.

“Positive stories” across West Africa but “serious challenges” remain

There are “very positive stories” emerging from West Africa but “serious challenges” continue, that require greater UN support.

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UN Gender Focus: reproductive rights, women police officers and solar energy

Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

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