ECOWAS Permanent Observer Mission To UN Strengthens Systematic Coordination

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The ECOWAS Group

The ECOWAS Group held its monthly meeting for November on 27th instant. The Meeting which was chaired by H.E Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN was attended by Group Members and facilitated by the ECOWAS Permanent Observer to the UN, Ambassador Kinza Jawara Njai.

The ECOWAS Group which consists of Permanent Representatives of ECOWAS Member States to the United Nations meets to strengthen collaboration, consolidate solidarity and advance regional and national interests at International level. The November meeting provided an opportunity for the Group to exchange on pertinent issues including the socio-political situation in Member States, ECOWAS’ engagements in the region as well as mobilizing support for candidatures of Permanent Missions / Member States for positions within Organs of the UN System.

The ECOWAS Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Ambassador Kinza Jawara Njai on Tuesday 28th instant received in audience, the Officer-in-Charge of the Western Africa Division of the Departments of Political and Peace-building Affairs and Peace Operations of the United Nations Ms. Jacqueline Seck. Ambassador Jawara Njai and Ms. Jacqueline Seck discussed current respective undertakings of ECOWAS and the UN in the area of Peace and Security in West Africa, with focus on support to democratic processes and institutions as well as strengthening of peace and security initiatives in ECOWAS Member States. The discussions also covered ways to strengthen the existing collaboration between the ECOWAS Permanent Observer Mission to the UN, Permanent Representations of ECOWAS Member States to the UN and the Western Africa Division of the Departments of Political and Peace-building Affairs and Peace Operations of the United Nations to ensure stronger coordination and synergy.

 

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