Annan urges West Africa to break with authoritarianism

West Africa's problems stem from abuses of the region's governance, human rights and transparency obligations, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council today.

Security Council reviews steps to facilitate cross-border operations in West Africa

Weighing Secretary-General Kofi Annan's recommendations to reduce conflict in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council today said it would consider facilitating cross-border operations and strengthening cooperation among the UN peacekeeping missions in the region.

Annan to urge coordinated approach in helping to stabilize West Africa, aide says

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge the Security Council to adopt a coordinated approach to tackling the cross-border problems plaguing West Africa, one of his senior aides said today.

West African peace mandates must help establish good governance - UN report

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appealed to the Security Council to allow peacekeeping missions in West Africa enough time in post-conflict countries to help establish good local governance and ensure national involvement in fostering reconciliation in the region.