http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter2014-04-17T23:35:23.918ZPress Center"The completion of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office, UNIPSIL, marks the end of more than 15 years of successive peace and political operations that all played critical roles in supporting Sierra Leone’s remarkable transition from war to peace," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated during a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma.Adobe CQSierra Leone launches US$217.5m youth programme to create one million new jobs, expand higher email@example.comThe president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma has launched an ambitious US$ 217.5m, three year National Youth Programme that seeks to create one million decent new jobs - the first ever and biggest national youth programme – reminding the nation that “the nation can only move forward when its youths step forward” at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown yesterday.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/15/sierra-leone-launches-us-217-5m-youth-programme-to-create-one-million-new-jobs-expand-higher-education-2014-04-16T15:05:23.006Z2014-04-16T15:05:23.006ZCall for Parliamentarians to support African Position on the future Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa. firstname.lastname@example.orgUnited Nations Development Programme Country Director, Sudipto Mukerjee has told parliamentarians in Freetown on Monday that the Common African Position on the Post-2015 development agenda seeks to re-orient the development paradigm away from externally-driven initiatives and towards domestically inspired and funded initiatives that will enhance the structural economic transformation of Africa. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/02/call-for-parliamentarians-to-support-african-position-on-the-future-post-2015-development-agenda-in-africa-2014-04-03T16:03:02.873Z2014-04-03T16:03:02.873ZSudipto Mukerjee: Address to the Members of Parliament of Sierra Leone on Constitutional Review email@example.comJust last week, the whole world applauded this precious country for being a shining example of peace building. I understand that the address of H.E. President Ernest Bai Koroma, delivered by the Hon. Foreign Minister received an unprecedented applause from the members of the Security Council. Now, the world is looking to Sierra Leone, once again to set another shining example of a constitution review process that is enlightened and inclusive. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/03/31/sudipto-mukerjee-address-to-the-members-of-parliament-of-sierra-leone-on-constitutional-review-2014-04-09T11:57:29.844Z2014-04-09T11:57:29.844ZStatement by Mr. Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, Security Council Meeting on Sierra Leonenoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahAs the Council is also aware, the country has made remarkable strides in post-conflict recovery, democratic transition and peace consolidation. Indeed, the general atmosphere of peace that now prevails is the culmination of more than fifteen years of successive Security Council mandated peace operations in the countryhttp://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/03/26/statement-by-mr-jens-anders-toyberg-frandzen-executive-representative-of-the-secretary-general-security-council-meeting-on-sierra-leone2014-03-27T10:36:01.515Z2014-03-27T10:36:01.515ZStatement on the death of former President Kabbahnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahThe Executive Representative of the Secretary-General is saddened by the death of former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone on 13 March 2014. He offers his condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and people of Sierra Leone. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/14/statement-on-the-death-of-former-president-kabbah2014-03-20T16:13:30.263Z2014-03-20T16:13:30.263ZUN Chief Lauds Sierra Leone as Inspiring Example for International Peacebuilding Effortsnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bah"The completion of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office, UNIPSIL, marks the end of more than 15 years of successive peace and political operations that all played critical roles in supporting Sierra Leone’s remarkable transition from war to peace," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated during a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/05/un-chief-lauds-sierra-leone-as-inspiring-example-for-international-peacebuilding-efforts2014-03-13T17:37:16.360Z2014-03-13T17:37:16.360ZCivil registration to benefit citizens and improve service firstname.lastname@example.orgChief Registrar and head of the National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Dr Max Sesay, has said that a new UNDP supported civil registration project will help the Government consolidate citizens data and enhance the effective delivery of services as well as improve monitoring of government programmes and policies, during a Technical Taskforce Workshop in Freetown, Friday February 21 Friday.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/21/civil-registration-to-benefit-citizens-and-improve-service-delivery2014-02-28T10:01:28.564Z2014-02-28T10:01:28.564ZSudipto Mukerjee: Statement to the Technical Taskforce Workshop on Integrated National Civil Register Project in Sierra Leone. Hill Valley Hotel, Freetown email@example.comI have personally witnessed the build up of a great momentum both at political and technical level within the GOSL. For me, personally, this is a very interesting period to be here in Sierra Leone as coming from India, I have seen how a similar project is being rolled out very successfully and in a big way. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/02/20/sudipto-mukerjee-statement-to-the-technical-taskforce-workshop-on-integrated-national-civil-register-project-in-sierra-leone-hill-valley-hotel-freetown-2014-04-09T12:02:34.349Z2014-04-09T12:02:34.349Z602 young entrepreneurs graduate in Makeni and Newtonnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahA total of 602 young entrepreneurs in Newton, Western Rural District and from the Business Development Service centre operated by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in Makeni, the Northern Regional capital, have graduated on the 28th January and 7th February 2014 respectively. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/13/602-young-entrepreneurs-graduate-in-makeni-and-newton2014-02-13T16:33:02.005Z2014-02-13T16:33:02.005ZUNDP Country Director calls for the constitutional review process to promote social justice and peace firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP Country Director, Sudipto Mukerjee, has said at a technical workshop organized for members of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) that “The constitutional review process must be owned by the people of Sierra Leone.” Delivering a keynote statement at the workshop at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom, in Freetown, he added that the review of the constitution must “…promote social justice, consolidate peace and prevent the repetition of violent conflict that Sierra Leone has witnessed in its recent past.” The workshop ends today 7th February 2014.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/06/-undp-country-director-calls-for-the-constitutional-review-process-to-promote-social-justice-and-peace-2014-02-07T11:31:24.394Z2014-02-07T11:31:24.394ZAfrica Mining Vision Day calls for a more sustainable, people-centred mining email@example.com://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/03/africa-mining-vision-day-calls-for-a-more-sustainable-people-centred-mining-agenda2014-02-05T16:11:30.648Z2014-02-05T16:11:30.648ZUN Envoy: Constitutional Review Process Unique Opportunity firstname.lastname@example.org://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/30/un-envoy-constitutional-review-process-unique-opportunity-2014-02-05T18:46:33.411Z2014-02-05T18:46:33.411ZUNDP Urges Governments to Help End Suffering in CARnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahBrussels/New York - As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country. High level representatives of donor governments, including France and the United States, as well as the African Union and European Union, are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how to respond to recent sectarian violence that has uprooted nearly one million people in the country. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/21/undp-urges-governments-to-help-end-suffering-in-car2014-01-22T09:47:22.752Z2014-01-22T09:47:22.752ZNatural resources and innovation among Africa’s strongest email@example.comAfrica should capitalize on its natural resources and the entrepreneurship of its people to transition from economic growth to sustainable development, the Heads of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 45 African countries said today.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/09/natural-resources-and-innovation-among-africa-s-strongest-assets2013-12-10T10:14:58.107Z2013-12-10T10:14:58.107ZStatement from Helen Clark on the death of Nelson Mandelanoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasIt was with great personal sadness that I learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela today.
Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary man who represented for many around the world the ideals of freedom, peace, and justice.
http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/12/06/statement-from-helen-clark-on-the-death-of-nelson-mandela2013-12-09T09:35:35.868Z2013-12-09T09:35:35.868ZUN 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-violence2013-11-25T12:03:07.380Z2013-11-25T12:03:07.380ZThe 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-poverty2013-10-16T11:34:35.109Z2013-10-16T11:34:35.109ZStatement on the International day for the Eradication of Povertynoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahWorld 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-poverty2014-02-10T09:23:46.250Z2014-02-10T09:23:46.250ZTHE 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-2013-10-11T11:42:30.238Z2013-10-11T11:42:30.238Z