UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa

Based in Dakar, the Regional Office for West and Central Africa covers 22 countries (15 in West Africa and 7 in Central Africa), where French, English, Portuguese and Spanish are spoken.

The Office responds to the challenges presented by the region, and to the call for support from ECOWAS. It does so by designing a crosscutting and multilateral strategy based on the principle of shared responsibility, where peace‐building, security sector reform, national institution building, and capacity building efforts are implemented in the most effective manner with a view to contribute to the creation of an environment prone to socioeconomic development to the benefit of the people in West Africa.

UNODC is represented in the region by the Regional Office for West Africa located in Dakar, a Country Office in Nigeria, as well as a network of Programme and Project Offices in other countries in the region. This UNODC presence in the region ensures that sufficient expertise and capacity is in place to drive forward the Regional Programme and respond to national priorities throughout West Africa.

The overall objective of the Regional Programme is to contribute to and support the efforts of West African States, as well as those of regional organizations and the civil society, to respond to evolving human security threats and to promote the rule of law and good governance.

Contact Information

UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (Senegal)
Immeuble Abbary, Almadies Extension - Zone 10, Villa 10 - BP 455, CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal
Tel : (+221) 33 859 9696 Fax : (+221) 33 859 9650. Email :

UNODC Country Office in Nigeria Website
United Nations House, Plot 617/618, Central Area District, P.M.B 2851, Abuja, Nigeria
Tel: (+234-9) 461 6564

UNODC Programme Office in Benin
OMS BENIN, Avenue CEN-SAD, Les Cocotiers 01, BP 918, Cotonou, Bénin
Tel: (+229) 21 30 19 07

UNODC Programme Office in Cape Verde
Av OUA, Achada de Santo Antonio, Praia, Santiago, Cabo Verde
Tel.: (+238) 260 9641 Fax: (+238) 262 1494

UNODC Programme Office in Côte d'Ivoire
Angle Avenue Marchand, Rue Gourgas 01, BP 1747, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Tel: (+225) 20 31 74 00

UNODC Programme Office in Ghana
United Nations Building, Ring Road East, Accra, Ghana
Tel: (+233) 302215 670

UNODC Programme Office in Guinea Bissau
UN Building, Rui Djassi Street, PO Box 1011, CP 179 Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Tel: (+245) 320 13 48 / 320 13 68

UNODC Programme Office in Liberia
Bryant Building, Sekou Toure Avenue, Mamba Point, Monrovia, Liberia

UNODC Programme Office in Sierra Leone
UNIPSIL Headquarters, Cabenda Hotel, 14 Signal Road, PO Box 5, Freetown, Sierra Leone