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ECOWAS Minister adopt Recommendations on Decent Work and Harmonisation of Labour Laws for the Region

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Group photograph Abuja, 23rd July 2019. The Ministers of Labour and Employment from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the recommendations of Labour experts and the Assembly of Social Dialogue Forum (SDF) regarding the harmonisation of labour laws as well as a decent work programme for the region. The Ministers, on […]

Meeting of the Kofi Annan Peace-Keeping Centre’s Governing Board

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Abuja, 18th July 2019. The 32nd meeting of the Governing Board of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre KAIPTC took place on 17 July 2019 in Accra Ghana. Among others, the meeting had in attendance, the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Gen Francis Behanzin who used the opportunity to restate […]

Regional Ministers of Labour and Employment Examine Harmonised Engagement Laws and Decent Work Proposals

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R-L Abotsi Klutse Kekeli William Alo, Mohamed Ben Omar Commissioner Jagne, and Mr. Dennis Zulu Abuja 19th July, 2019. Ministers in charge of Labor and Employment from Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are examining the proposals by labour experts and the General Assembly of the ECOWAS Social Dialogue Forum […]

President Brou meets with Heads of Intelligence and Security Services

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L-R President Brou, the Director-General of the Nigerian National Intelligence Agency Amb Rufai Abubakar and a high official. Abuja, 18th July 2019. The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) His Excellency Jean-Claude Kassi Brou met with Heads of Intelligence and Security Services on the 18th of July 2019 […]

ECOWAS ministers of culture adopt a regional action plan for the return of african cultural artefacts to their countries of origin

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G-D, le Commissaire de l’UEMOA – Prof. Filiga Michel SAWADOGO, le ministre M. Oswald HOMEKY, le ministre Assoumana Malam Issa, le Ministre Aurélien A. AGBENONCI, le commissaire Leopoldo AMADO Cotonou, 18 July 2019. Ministers of Culture of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have just adopted the 2019-2023 Regional Action Plan for the […]

Marcel Alain De Souza, Former President of The ECOWAS Commission Passes Away

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Feu Marcel De SouzaAbuja, 17 July 2019It is with deep regret that the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Jean Claude Kassi Brou, announces the sudden passing of His Excellency Marcel Alain De Souza, former President of the ECOWAS Commission. The sad event occurred in Paris, France on 17 July 2019. Mr Marcel A. […]

ECOWAS Commission urges commitment to the ideals of regional social dialogue

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Abuja, 16th July 2019. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged renewed commitment to the ideals of social dialogue in order to prevent and resolve conflicts, promote peace and social stability, while stimulating socio-economic development and integration at both national and regional levels. The Commission’s Commissioner for Social Affairs […]