UN disarmament teams in West Africa meet to work out strategies

Four Disarmament, Demobilization and Re-Integration (DDR) teams from United Nations peacekeeping missions, national governments and development partners have discussed how to stop the circulation of fighters and weapons through porous regional borders.

Annan calls on Mano River Union to speed up socio-economic development

The Mano River Union, blessed by nature, could become the engine of growth for the West African region if the leaders of the three member states would exercise the necessary political will to accelerate the development of their countries, according to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Five UN peace missions in West Africa to meet in Senegal on Friday

The heads of the five United Nations missions in West Africa will meet Friday in Senegal's capital to continue coordinating their policies and operations and to the discuss specific cross-border issues, the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) said today.