Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) Ambassadorial-Level Organizational Committee on the Sahel - 6 March 2017

The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) Ambassadorial-Level Organizational Committee (OC) on the Sahel was aimed at shaping the context of the security, development and humanitarian crisis which is currently plaguing the region. Chaired by H.E. Mr. Cho Tae-yul, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kore a to the United Nations, the meeting was joined, via teleconference, by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, who addressed the conference from the United Nations Office for the West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS)'s branch in Dakar; by Mr. Pierre Buyoya of Burundi, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) and Head of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA); Mr. Najim Elhaj Mohamed, Permanent Secretary of the G5 Sahel; and Mr. Angel Losada Fernandez, the European Union (EU) Special Representative (EUSR) for the Sahel. Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary General (ASG) for Peacebuilding Support, at the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) was also present, as well as representatives from the Sahel region


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