West Africa full of potential but states are fragile, Security Council told

West Africa is full of potential, but the fragility of its states has brought on a cycle in which there is no sustainable development without security, and little security or stability without development, British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry said today as he reported on a Security Council fact-finding trip to seven countries in the region.

Security Council team reports signs of increasing stability in West Africa

The Côte d'Ivoire Government of National Reconciliation has pledged to move forward on its peace agreement with the armed opposition by submitting the recommended political reforms to the National Assembly next month and complementing United Nations peacekeeping actions, a UN Security Council mission visiting West Africa said today.

Security Council delegation says Liberia sanctions will end if conditions are met

As a Security Council mission to West Africa arrived in Liberia today, the team leader said the arms embargo and other measures now in place against the country will be lifted only when conditions are met.

UN Security Council representatives start 10-day mission to West Africa

Representatives of nearly all members of the United Nations Security Council have started a 10-day fact-finding mission, led by British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, to seven West African countries, the UN spokesman said today.

Security Council mission heads to West Africa to observe peace operations

With the United Nations Security Council spending at least half of its time on African issues, the Ambassadors of 14 of the 15 Council members will leave New York on Sunday for a 10-day fact-finding visit to seven West African countries, the leader of the group said today.