Senior UN official appointed Annan’s special envoy for West Africa

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today announced the appointment of a senior United Nations official as his Special Representative for West Africa.

Annan pledges UN's continued support for West African security, development

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today pledged that the United Nations would continue to work actively with West African countries in numerous areas, particularly in peace and security and socio-economic development.

Security Council welcomes establishment of new UN office for West Africa

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the establishment of a new Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, saying the envoy would help to better harmonize UN efforts in the region.

West Africa: amid progress, region remains volatile, Security Council told

Despite some improvements, the situation in West Africa remains volatile, requiring an integrated international response, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today at the outset of its extensive debate on the sub-region.

Annan announces plans to set up UN Office for West Africa

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has signalled his intention to set up a new United Nations Office for West Africa to enhance the coordination of work by the UN and its partners in the subregion, according to documents released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

Security Council briefed on political, humanitarian situation in West Africa

The United Nations Security Council today heard in-depth briefings by the UN Secretariat on the political and humanitarian situation in West Africa - particularly Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau - and on ways of calming tensions in the region.

Subregional approach needed to end violence in West Africa: UN report

A mission to West Africa by United Nations agencies has recommended that the international community adopt an integrated subregional approach to prevent the further emergence of conflicts, restore peace and stability and promote economic and social development in the area, according to a report released today in New York.