ECOWAEconomic Community of West African States
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Although the task of economic integration was, and still remains a Herculean one, ECOWAS began its endeavors with numerous factors in its favor.
The USD20m agreement and the setting up of the ECOWAS Trade Support Facility (ETSF) would support NEXIM Bank's objective of non-oil export development and diversification.
The MOM framework is used to investigate several questions of interest to researchers analyzing ECOWAS, or African, export performance.
More recently, ECOWAS' report following observation (by 150 observers) of Togo's 2005 presidential elections provoked international criticism for sanctioning a flawed election process.
ECOWAS became the vanguard for the UN force established several months later, and it is important as we work on these peacekeeping issues that we work very closely with regional organizations like ECOWAS, like the African Union.
The EU underlines the important regional role played by ECOWAS in the field of peace and security and urges the organisation to use all instruments at its disposal to assist in defusing the current crisis, adding that it stands ready to assist ECOWAS in this task.
Prominent among these is the role of ECOWAS which pioneered new ground for an African regional organisation by dispatching a peace-keeping force, ECOMOG, to a Member State.
The two documents - Directive on Minimum Standards Towards Harmonization of Labour Laws in the ECOWAS region and the ECOWAS Regional Programme for Decent Work (DWRP)- were extensively deliberated, revised, validated and adopted during the two-day meeting.
The world body said that three agencies, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), FAO and ECOWAS had joined forces to protect West Africa's forests to help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people, depending on them.
Both meetings which held at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja took place on the 13th and 14th of December, 2018 respectively.
Tunisia has already obtained observer status within this regional organisation and will participate in its meetings scheduled in November 2018 in Togo, he added at a news conference Monday in Tunis with ECOWAS President Marcel de Sousa who is making an official visit to Tunisia from November 19 to 22.