The UNESCO Abuja Office was created in the early 1960s for the purpose of serving as a National Office. Following the UNESCO Field Network Reforms in Africa of 2011, UNESCO Abuja Office evolved to be a Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa in 2013. It covers eight countries, namely Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. In this region, UNESCO is present with National Offices in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, and with Antennas in Liberia, Togo and Benin. In addition, a project office has been established in 2018 in Sierra Leone and Guinea.