ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF
WEST AFRICAN STATES
(ECOWAS)
REVISED TREATY
PUBLISHED BY THE
ECOWAS EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT,
ABUJA, NIGERIA

REVISED TREATY OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY
OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS)
We, the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Economic
Community of West African States (ECOWAS);
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The President of the Republic of BENIN;
The President of BURKINA FASO;
The Prime Minister of the Republic of CAPE VERDE;
The President of the Republic of COTE D'IVOIRE;
The President of the Republic of The GAMBIA;
The President of the Republic of GHANA;
The President of the Republic of GUINEA;
The President of the Republic of GUINEA BISSAU;
The President of the Interim Government of National Unity
the Republic of LIBERIA;
The President of the Republic of MALI;
The President of the Islamic Republic of MAURITANIA;
The President of the Republic of NIGER;
The President of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA;
The President of the Republic of SENEGAL;
The Head of State and Chairman of the National Provisional
Ruling Council of the Republic of SIERRA LEONE;
The President of the TOGOLESE Republic.

REAFFIRMING the Treaty establishing the Economic Community of West African
States signed in Lagos on 28 May, 1975 and considering its achievements;
CONSCIOUS of the over-riding need to encourage, foster and accelerate the
economic and social development of our States in order to improve the living
standards of our peoples;

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