Press Release of the 36th High-Level Meeting of Heads of United Nations Peace Missions in West Africa


Dakar, 15 November 2021 – At the invitation of the Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Heads of the United Nations Missions in West Africa/Sahel held the 36th High-level Meeting on 15 November 2021 in Dakar, Senegal, with the participation of United Nations Office for Central Africa.

The objectives of the meeting were :
i. to share insights and exchange views on peace and security dynamics in the areas of
operation of the respective missions, and,
ii. to strengthen coordination in order to provide effective UN response to the expansion of
terrorism activities towards countries along the Gulf of Guinea coast and growing inter
communal tensions i.e., farmer-herders.

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