Economic Community of West African States

What is Economic Community of West African States known for?


agricultural development

and Red Crescent Movement ICRM , 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

and Development IBRD , 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), International Monetary Fund

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


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)


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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


close political

. It was captured by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) troops seeking to restore President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah in 1998, and later it was unsuccessfully attacked by rebels of the Revolutionary United Front. Côte d'Ivoire became independent on 7 August 1960. From 1960 to 1993, the country was led by . It maintained close political and economic association with its West African neighbours, while at the same time maintaining close ties to the West


culture energy

departments (Human Resources Management; Education, Science and Culture; Energy and Mines; Telecommunications and IT; Industry and Private Sector Promotion. Finance and Administration to Sierra Leone has been decoupled, to give the incoming Ghana Commissioner the new portfolio of Administration and Conferences)


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?option com_content&view article&id 27733:wamz-gets-us-78-million-grant&catid 81:business&Itemid 211 accessdate 7 May 2011 * A Trans-ECOWAS project, established in 2007, plans to upgrade railways in this zone. Proposed Ecowas railway. ''railwaysafrica.com''. Controversies NSA surveillance


Currency

Data.worldbank.org date accessdate 2014-08-08 2013 GDP_nominal_rank GDP_nominal_year GDP_nominal_per_capita $ 1,985 GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank Gini_year Gini_change Gini Gini_ref Gini_rank HDI_year HDI_change HDI HDI_ref HDI_rank currency Cape Verdean escudo Escudo

b time_zone utc_offset +0 to +1 official_website http: www.ecowas.int footnote_a If considered as a single entity. footnote_b To be replaced by the eco (Eco (currency)) in 2015. footnote_c Liberia and Sierra Leone have expressed an interest in joining

language French , ''Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine'') is an organization of eight West African states. It was established to promote economic integration among countries that share the CFA franc as a common currency. UEMOA was created by a Treaty signed at Dakar, Senegal, on 10 January 1994, by the heads of state and governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. On 2 May 1997, Guinea-Bissau


economic

linking_name the Economic Community of West African States image_flag Flag of West Africa ― Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS

the eco. 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


founding member

liberalization and macroeconomic policy convergence. The organizations have also agreed on common rules of origin to enhance trade, and ECOWAS has agreed to adopt UEMOA’s customs declaration forms and compensation mechanisms. “Annual Report on Integration in Africa 2002” All Africa, 1 March 2002 Membership * (Founding Member) *

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currency to rival the CFA franc, whose exchange rate is tied to that of the Euro and is guaranteed by the French Treasury. The eventual goal is for the CFA franc and Eco to merge, giving all of West and Central Africa a single, stable currency. The launch of the new currency is being developed by the West African Monetary Institute based in Accra, Ghana. Membership * (Joined on 16 February 2010


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.

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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