UNRIC Library Backgrounder: The Gambia


Helping put The Gambia on a solid footing (DPPA Politically Speaking, 10 March 2017):

The Gambia: UN, ECOWAS, AU hail ‘goodwill’ of former President Jammeh; commit to work for his dignity and security (UN News Centre, 22 January 2017):

Joint Declaration by the Economic Community of West African States, the African Union and the United Nations on the Political Situation of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia
(Note to Correspondents, 21 January 2017):


Security Council

Resolutions and other documents:

  • S/2017/63 (2 February 2017): Letter dated 20 January 2017 from the Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2017/63
    Transmits communiqué on the post-electoral situation in the Gambia, adopted by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union at its 654th meeting, held in Addis Ababa, 20 Jan. 2017.
  • S/RES/2337 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2337(2017)(2017)
    endorsing the decisions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union to recognize Adama Barrow as President-elect of the Gambia
  • S/2016/1089 (28 December 2016): Letter dated 19 December 2016 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1089
    Transmits communiqué by the Chairperson of the African Union supporting the decisions regarding the transfer of power in Gambia of the 50th ordinary session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, held in Abuja, 17 Dec. 2016.
  • S/PRST/2016/19 (21 December 2016): Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7848th meeting, 21 Dec. 2016, in connection with the Council’s consideration of the item entitled “Peace consolidation in West Africa”:  http://undocs.org/S/PRST/2016/19


UN Entities


Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials


Selected UN Documents

  • UN Member States on the Record: Gambia
    United Nations Member States on the Record provides access to selected documents reflecting the views of United Nations Member States.


Non-UN Sources


3 December 2021
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