Economic Community of West African States

What is Economic Community of West African States known for?


research location

And Culpabilities last Berman, Eric G. first authorlink coauthors Sams, Katie E. year 2000 publisher United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research location Geneva isbn 9290451335 page pages 94-95 Ghana is active in the United Nations and many of its specialized agencies, the World Trade Organization, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community


international red

organization participation ACCT (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique), ACP (ACP (Lomé Convention)), AfDB (African Development Bank), CCC (Customs Coordination Council), ECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), G-77 (Group of 77), IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ICRM (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement), IDA (International Development Association), IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), IFC (International Finance Corporation), IFRCS (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement), ILO (International Labour Organization), IMF (International Monetary Fund), International Maritime Organization, Intelsat, Interpol (Interpol (organization)), IOC, IOM (International Organization for Migration) (observer), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), NAM, OAU (Organisation of African Unity), OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), UN (United Nations), UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), UNESCO, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), UPU (Universal Postal Union), WHO (World Health Organization), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), WMO (World Meteorological Organization), WTrO (World Trade Organization) (applicant) International organization participation ACP (ACP (Lomé Convention)), AfDB (African Development Bank), ECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), Entente (Conseil de l'Entente), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), FZ, G-24 (Group of 24), G-77 (Group of 77), IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ICCt (International Criminal Court) (signatory), ICRM (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement), IDA (International Development Association), IDB (Islamic Development Bank), IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), IFC (International Finance Corporation), IFRCS (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement), ILO (International Labour Organization), IMF (International Monetary Fund), IMO (International Maritime Organization), Interpol (Interpol (organization)), IOC, IOM (International Organization for Migration), ISO (International Organization for Standardization), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), MONUC, NAM (Non-Aligned Movement), OAU (Organisation of African Unity), OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), UN, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), UNESCO, UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), UPU (Universal Postal Union), WADB (West African Development Bank) (regional), WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union), WCO (World Customs Organization), WFTU (World Federation of Trade Unions), WHO (World Health Organization), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), WMO (World Meteorological Organization), WToO (World Tourism Organization), WTrO (World Trade Organization) Ghana is a member of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and an associate member of La Francophonie. Ghana is one of the largest cocoa (Cocoa bean) producers in the world, *St. Tammany Parish Schools reopen in Louisiana just over a month after Hurricane Katrina closed them. * West African leaders (Economic Community of West African States) call for the strengthening of United Nations peacekeeping force to ensure efforts to end the three year civil war in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivorian Civil War) pay off. A total 6,640 peacekeepers are currently serving in the UN force, which is under Senegalese command, monitoring the buffer zone between the north and south with the help of 4,000 French (France) troops. (allAfrica) * South Africa announces a ZAR (Rand (currency)) 140 million (USD $22 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to alleviate food shortages in Southern Africa. (allAfrica)


sports event

of Justice , it has jurisdiction to rule on fundamental human rights breaches. Sporting and cultural exchange ECOWAS nations organize a broad array of cultural and sports event under the auspices of the body, including the CEDEAO Cup in football (association football), the 2012 ECOWAS Games and the Miss CEDEAO beauty pageant (Beauty contest). *St. Tammany Parish Schools reopen in Louisiana just over a month after Hurricane Katrina closed them. * West African leaders (Economic Community of West African States) call for the strengthening of United Nations peacekeeping force to ensure efforts to end the three year civil war in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivorian Civil War) pay off. A total 6,640 peacekeepers are currently serving in the UN force, which is under Senegalese command, monitoring the buffer zone between the north and south with the help of 4,000 French (France) troops. (allAfrica) * South Africa announces a ZAR (Rand (currency)) 140 million (USD $22 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to alleviate food shortages in Southern Africa. (allAfrica)


development

language English , and Portuguese (Portuguese language). The ECOWAS consists of two institutions to implement policies—the ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, formerly known as the Fund for Cooperation until it was renamed in 2001. A few members of the organization have come and gone over the years. In 1976 Cape Verde joined ECOWAS, and in December 2000 Mauritania withdrew, having announced its intention to do so in December 1999. WAMI <

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Documents of Edward Snowden showed in December 2013 that British and American intelligence agencies surveillance targets with America's National Security Agency (NSA) included organisations such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations Development Programme, the UN's children's charity UNICEF and Médecins Sans Frontières.


member international

Organization ICAO , ICRM (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement), IDA (International Development Association), IDB (Islamic Development Bank), IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), IFC (International Finance Corporation), IFRCS (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement), IHO (International Hydrographic Organization) (pending member), ILO (International Labour Organization), IMF (International Monetary Fund), International Maritime


current international

population_density_km2 49.2 population_density_sq_mi 127.5 population_density_rank GDP_PPP US$ 1,322 billion GDP_PPP_rank 18th GDP_PPP_year 2013 GDP_PPP_per_capita US

$ 3,888 GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank GDP_nominal $ 675 Billion


international stage

, Executive Secretaries of the Economic Community of West African States (2002-2006) On the international stage, Konaré worked for peace and integration in the West African region. He served as president of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in 1999, and of the West African Monetary Union (UEMOA) in 2000. Rebellion and civil war Vieira dismissed the suspended Mané and appointed General Humberto Gomes to replace him on 6 June 1998. http


political+attacks

but because of its political attacks on press freedoms and civil rights. Abdullah, p. 156 The international response to the coup was also overwhelmingly negative. "The AFRC remained a pariah junta, shunned by every government in the world." Abdullah, p. 156 The UN (United Nations) and the Organization of African Unity (OAU) condemned the coup, foreign governments withdrew their diplomats and missions (and in some cases evacuated


international

population_density_km2 49.2 population_density_sq_mi 127.5 population_density_rank GDP_PPP US$ 1,322 billion GDP_PPP_rank 18th GDP_PPP_year 2013 GDP_PPP_per_capita US

$ 3,888 GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank GDP_nominal $ 675 Billion

-targeted-aid-agencies-german-government-eu-commissioner GCHQ and NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief The Guardian 20 December 2013 See also * Brown card system (International Motor Insurance Card System#Brown card system)–motor insurance scheme of ECOWAS * East African Community * Economy of Africa * Southern African Development Community (SADC) * Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) * Economic Community of Central African


young people

from the 10 to 12 January 2005 in Conakry (Guinea). Organized by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), it joined about fifty youngsters from Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, representatives of student's associations, executives of national youth organizations, as well as young people from the rural zones and the border areas of these four countries. These young people committed themselves to contribute to the consolidation of peace and the development of the West African sub-region, to promote the role of the young people in the process of peace and development in Côte d'Ivoire, and within the Union of the Mano River (UFM, joining Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone). * The evaluation meeting of the "Process of Bamako" (2000), bearing on the "institutions and democratic practice in the French-speaking countries", was organized in Dakar (Senegal) on 4 and 5 January 2005, by the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (La Francophonie) in partnership with the ''Haut commissariat aux Droits de l'homme et à la promotion de la Paix'' (High Office on Human Rights and on the Promotion of Peace) of Senegal. *St. Tammany Parish Schools reopen in Louisiana just over a month after Hurricane Katrina closed them. * West African leaders (Economic Community of West African States) call for the strengthening of United Nations peacekeeping force to ensure efforts to end the three year civil war in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivorian Civil War) pay off. A total 6,640 peacekeepers are currently serving in the UN force, which is under Senegalese command, monitoring the buffer zone between the north and south with the help of 4,000 French (France) troops. (allAfrica) * South Africa announces a ZAR (Rand (currency)) 140 million (USD $22 million) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to alleviate food shortages in Southern Africa. (allAfrica)

Economic Community of West African States

The '''Economic Community of West African States''' ('''ECOWAS'''; French (French language): ''Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest'', '''CEDEAO''') is a regional group of fifteen West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, its mission is to promote economic integration across the region.

Considered one of the pillars of the African Economic Community, the organization was founded in order to achieve "collective self-sufficiency" for its member states by creating a single large trading bloc through an economic and trading union. It also serves as a peacekeeping force in the region. The organization operates officially in three co-equal languages—French (French language), English (English language), and Portuguese (Portuguese language).

The ECOWAS consists of two institutions to implement policies—the ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, formerly known as the Fund for Cooperation until it was renamed in 2001.

A few members of the organization have come and gone over the years. In 1976 Cape Verde joined ECOWAS, and in December 2000 Mauritania withdrew, having announced its intention to do so in December 1999.

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