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Workshop on International Migration in West Africa

The Brookings-SAIS Project joined with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in a Workshop on International Migration in West Africa, held in Dakar, Senegal from 29 September through 5 October 2002. Project staff addressed the ECOWAS member states on internal displacement and the Guiding Principles and discussed with them how to integrate the issue of internal displacement into the development of a regional approach to migration policy and into the programs and activities of ECOWAS.

Participants included representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Justice from each of the ECOWAS member states, the ECOWAS secretariat, IOM and various experts.

Project statements presented at the Workshop:

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Workshop on International Migration in West Africa

Wars and fighting have caused the forced migration/displacement of millions of people in West Africa. In order to raise awareness about the situation of those displaced in the region, the Project joined with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Organization for Migration in hosting a workshop on the region's migration issues.

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