http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter2013-11-21T01:46:54.190ZPress CenterAdobe CQ5UN Development Chief hails progress on halting and reversing spread of HIV; says significant challenges firstname.lastname@example.orgOn the 25th Anniversary of World Aids Day, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark hailed the significant progress made to date in tackling the epidemic, but warned that the international community could not lose sight of the significant challenges that remained.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/01/un-development-chief-hails-progress-on-halting-and-reversing-spread-of-hiv-says-significant-challenges-remain2013-12-02T12:37:46.929Z2013-12-02T12:37:46.929ZViolence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented UNDP calls for renewed efforts to end gender-based email@example.comEvery year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women.
http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/25/violence-against-women-is-not-acceptable-and-can-be-prevented-undp-calls-for-renewed-efforts-to-end-gender-based-violence2013-11-25T12:03:07.380Z2013-11-25T12:03:07.380ZStatement on the International day for the Eradication of Povertynoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasWorld leaders meeting a few weeks ago at the UN Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals underscored their commitment “to free humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.”
In their efforts to accelerate progress to meet the MDGs by their 2015 target date and agree to an ambitious new post-2015 global development agenda, they expressed their resolve to ensure the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people remain at the fore.
http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/10/16/statement-on-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty2013-10-16T11:49:45.829Z2013-10-16T11:49:45.829ZThe Secretary General message on the Internation day for Eradication of Povertynoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasThis year’s observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty comes as the international community is pursuing twin objectives: intensifying efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, and formulating the next set of goals to guide our efforts after we reach the MDG target date of 2015. This post-2015 agenda must have poverty eradication as its highest priority and sustainable development at its core. After all, the only way to make poverty eradication irreversible is by putting the world on a sustainable development path.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/10/17/the-secretary-general-message-on-the-internation-day-for-eradication-of-poverty2013-10-16T11:34:35.109Z2013-10-16T11:34:35.109ZTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION firstname.lastname@example.orgPersons with disabilities are the biggest untapped resource for disaster planners around the world.” These are the words of Firoz Ali Alizada, a double amputee from Afghanistan who responded to a United Nations survey which uncovered scores of stories that speak to the ingenuity and drive of persons with disabilities to manage risk from disasters.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/10/13/the-secretary-general-message-on-the-international-day-for-disaster-reduction-2013-10-11T11:42:30.238Z2013-10-11T11:42:30.238ZUN Envoy: Change of UN Footprint Shows Sierra Leone is on Path to Developmentnoemail@noemail.orgsilke.von.brockhausenThe United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) successfully handed over its office in Kono to the One UN Family in Sierra Leone today. This is a result of a planned exit strategy that has been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council and discussed with the Government.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/29/un-envoy-change-of-un-footprint-shows-sierra-leone-is-on-path-to-development2013-10-03T15:19:41.969Z2013-10-03T15:19:41.969ZCareer portal wins UNDP's 2013 Innovation Prizenoemail@noemail.orgsilke.von.brockhausenThe 23 year old Salton Massally, spearhead of www.careers.sl, received this years' 2013 UNDP Innovation Award at the first Social Good Summit in Sierra Leone, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Sierra Leonehttp://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/23/career-portal-wins-undp-s-2013-innovation-prize2013-09-24T12:37:53.025Z2013-09-24T12:37:53.025ZUNDP hosts global forum on youth and technology in Sierra Leonenoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasTechnology is playing a major role in connecting the people throughout Sierra Leone and with the rest of the world, spreading social messages, and contributing to overall development by enabling access to information and resources. Young people are undoubtedly the connector to this new era and often benefit from using technology to search employment, start a business or get valuable information on development related issues.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/16/undp-hosts-global-forum-on-youth-and-technology-in-sierra-leone2013-10-29T13:21:13.479Z2013-10-29T13:21:13.479ZSecretary-General massage on the International Day of Democracynoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasThis year’s International Day of Democracy falls amid volatile political transitions in several countries, prolonged economic crisis, and dramatic demographic and social change. These events all underscore the need to strengthen people’s voices in how they are governed – an imperative that lies at the heart of democracy. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/09/15/secretary-general-ma2013-09-13T13:09:22.328Z2013-09-13T13:09:22.328ZOn International Day of Democracy, UNDP affirms support for building a democratic Sierra Leonenoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasOn this International Day of Democracy, I call on leaders to hear, respect and respond appropriately to the voices of the people, whether expressed directly or through elected representatives. I call on the world’s citizens to think about how they can use their voice to not only take control of their destiny, but to translate their desires and the desires of others into a better future for all." United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement to commemorate this day, calling citizens and governments to reach out to understand and listen to those who may be weaker or more vulnerable.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/15/on-international-day-of-democracy-undp-affirms-support-for-building-a-democratic-sierra-leone2013-09-13T14:16:25.383Z2013-09-13T14:16:25.383ZTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE UNITED NATIONS DAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION email@example.comThis year’s observance of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation comes amid intensifying international efforts to accelerate progress on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015, the internationally agreed deadline. Concurrently, the South has assumed a greater role in the global development landscape. In many developing countries incomes are up, poverty is declining and hope is rising. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/12/the-secretary-general-message-on-the-united-nations-day-for-south-south-cooperation-2013-09-12T09:19:18.302Z2013-09-12T09:19:18.302ZSierra Leone issues first “State of the Youth” firstname.lastname@example.orgSierra Leone today launched its first ever “Status of the Youth” report, painting the most comprehensive situation update on youth employment, education, well-being and participation in the development process.
“We know that a nation can only rise with its youths,” said Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, launching the report on International Youth Day in the presence of the country’s development partners, including Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/12/sierra-leone-issues-first-state-of-the-youth-report2013-09-17T08:43:58.421Z2013-09-17T08:43:58.421ZMinisters launch Local Economic Development Projects in Kenema worth over US$280,email@example.comA brand new city abattoir equipped with a refrigerator room and a water purification center were built by the Kenema City Council while the Kenema District Council undertook the construction of a community health center in Hangha Town, outside Kenema city. The projects were funded UNDP and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) under the Local Government and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP) and the Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) Programme also supported by UN-WOMENhttp://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/02/ministers-launch-local-economic-development-projects-in-kenema-worth-over-us-280-0002013-08-21T09:17:25.268Z2013-08-21T09:17:25.268Z“Let us seize the opportunity to build a better, more livable continent for all”: UN Development Chief for Africanoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasNew York, Dakar: 23 July, 2013 - Abdoulaye Mar Dièye assumed his role yesterday as Head of the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) and Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Mr. Dièye was appointed to his post by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A Senegalese national, he brings to the bureau and region years of distinguished experience, most recently as UNDP Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/07/23/-let-us-seize-the-opportunity-to-build-a-better-more-livable-continent-for-all-un-development-chief-for-africa2013-07-25T10:04:19.701Z2013-07-25T10:04:19.701ZTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAYnoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasThis year’s commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day comes at a moment of deep reflection on the life and work of Madiba, as the universally revered leader remains in the hospital. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/07/18/the-secretary-general-message-on-nelson-mandela-international-day2013-07-18T11:11:00.128Z2013-07-18T11:11:00.128ZSierra Leone celebrates World Environmental Day 2013 and launches Small Grants Programme.firstname.lastname@example.orgThe UN family in collaboration with the Environment Protection Agency of Sierra Leone, various government departments working on environment have organized two separate events, including the launch of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme to mark this year’s World Environmental Day, June 5th in Freetown.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/05/sierra-leone-celebrates-world-environmental-day-2013-and-launches-small-grants-programme-2013-06-24T09:34:31.379Z2013-06-24T09:34:31.379ZNAYCOM 2013 graduate internship programme commences email@example.comThe National Youth Commission, with technical support from UNDP, has today Monday 3rd June, commenced the second year of the Graduate Internship Programme (GIP), with the aim of promoting decent employment opportunities for Sierra Leonean graduate youths. The Programme, which was successfully piloted last year will benefit over 300 graduates from tertiary education institutions wishing to acquire productive work experience.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/03/naycom-2013-graduate-internship-programme-commences-today-2013-06-12T14:32:55.823Z2013-06-12T14:32:55.823ZAfrica making great strides toward many MDG targets yet serious challenges remain, new report firstname.lastname@example.orgAddis Ababa, 27 May 2013 – Converting Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to a new reporthttp://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/05/27/africa-making-great-strides-toward-many-mdg-targets-yet-serious-challenges-remain-new-report-says2013-05-28T13:44:42.000Z2013-05-28T13:44:42.000ZNatural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation Sustainable development rests on diversification and investments in human capital email@example.comMarrakesh, 27 May 2013 –Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013, released here today.
The report is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/05/27/natural-resources-can-fuel-africa-s-economic-transformation-sustainable-development-rests-on-diversification-and-investments-in-human-capital-2013-05-28T16:52:58.354Z2013-05-28T16:52:58.354ZCreating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor is key to advancing sustainable development in the region, says new UNDP firstname.lastname@example.orgCape Town, 10 May – Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/05/10/creating-business-and-market-opportunities-for-africa-s-poor-is-key-to-advancing-sustainable-development-in-the-region-says-new-undp-report2013-05-14T15:48:31.172Z2013-05-14T15:48:31.172Z