Awareness ECOWAS, UNOWA to promote peace and security

ECOWAS said it had developed a robust peace and security architecture, there still remained critical threats to security and stability in the region.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the United Nations Regional Office for West Africa (UNOWA), has initiated processes to increase awareness on peace and security related issues in the region.

In his opening remarks, the ECOWAS Director for Political Affairs, Dr. Remi Ajibewa, stated that while ECOWAS had developed a robust peace and security architecture, there still remained critical threats to security and stability in the region.

“The prevailing and emerging threats to peace and stability include proliferation of small arms, bad governance, piracy, drug trafficking, terrorism, cross-border criminality and the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD),” He said.

In recognition of the importance of mediation, the ECOWAS Commission in 2015 established the Mediation Facilitation Division (MFD), within its Political Affairs Directorate to promote preventive diplomacy in the region. The MFD is already engaged in political dialogue processes in Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Participants at the workshop will exchange views on mediation processes design, best practices and lessons learnt. In addition, both organizations will further reflect and develop a joint work programme on mediation to be implemented from 2016.

Also in attendance at the opening session were Mrs. Ngozi Amu, UNOWA Senior Information Analyst, Mr. Pierre-Yves Monette, a UN senior expert on mediation and member of the UN Mediation Standby Team as well as staff of the ECOWAS Commission.

Source: GNA

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Transition Challenges NDC, NPP clashes over DCE'S car in Fanteakwabullet
2 NPP Government Foreign Ministry re-assigns director of passportbullet
3 Pos-election Chaos Peace Council condemns NDC leadership for...bullet
4 COCOBOD CEO Dr Opuni described as a divisive figurebullet
5 Bilateral Ties US pledges to work with Ghana to deepen good...bullet
6 NPP Government Zongo Dev't Ministry discriminatory - NDC MPbullet
7 Inauguration Day Nana Addo makes fun of plagiarism gaffebullet
8 Ghana's Transition Mahama packs out of state bungalowbullet
9 Bilateral Talks Nana Addo on state visit to Malibullet
10 Transition Challenges We'll arrest NPP hooligans - Policebullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
3 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
4 Trade Fair Fire Police give an update on La Gas explosionbullet
5 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
6 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
7 Obinim Pastor charged with assault; sent to CID Headquartersbullet
8 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
9 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall...bullet
10 Watch Obinim's followers dispersed with water cannon...bullet

News