http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches2013-12-02T09:08:57.284ZSpeechesAdobe CQ5Statement 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-2013-10-11T11:42:30.238Z2013-10-11T11:42:30.238ZSecretary-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-ma2013-09-13T13:09:22.328Z2013-09-13T13:09:22.328ZTHE 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-day2013-07-18T11:11:00.128Z2013-07-18T11:11:00.128ZMohamed Abchir: Statement at the Inception workshop on Sustainable use of Biomassnoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomas1. I understand that the objective of this workshop is to elicit information leading to the development of a project document of action to address the adverse effects of climate change in Sierra Leone and curb deforestation thereby increasing public private partnership. The 2.6 billion poorest people in the world suffer the most from climate change and are least responsible for the problems. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/05/01/mohamed-abchir-statement-at-the-inception-workshop-on-sustainable-use-of-biomass2013-05-20T09:37:12.362Z2013-05-20T09:37:12.362ZJens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen:Statement on the Round Table Conference on MDGs in Sierra Leone. April email@example.comI am very pleased to be here at this Round Table Conference as part of the global MDG Momentum: 1000 days of Action.
My thanks go to the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr Kaifala Marah and the Government for holding of this round table discussion. This is testament to the Government’s commitment to advancing the MDGs and sustainable human development in Sierra Leone. It is also a pleasure to see our partners and colleagues from various agencies, civil society and academia all contributing to achieving the MDGs in diverse ways.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2013/04/12/jens-anders-toyberg-frandzen-statement-on-the-round-table-conference-on-mdgs-in-sierra-leone-april-2013-2013-04-16T12:08:14.592Z2013-04-16T12:08:14.592ZPublic Elections Act 2012: Training Workshop for Police investigators and Prosecutorsnoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisThis workshop has been long in the making. It is part of a concerted effort, by partners, Government of Sierra Leone and the donor community, to provide critical support to strengthen the capacity of key stakeholders in the electoral process thereby ensuring that the capacities are in place to ensure free and fair, transparent and non-violent elections.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2012/10/19/public-elections-act-2012-training-workshop-for-police-investigators-and-prosecutors2013-02-24T04:13:16.235Z2013-02-24T04:13:16.235ZConsultative Meeting on the Rio+20 Conference and Way Forwardnoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisI wish to extend a warm welcome to all of you to this important consultative meeting on Reflection of Rio+20 Conference and the way forward. This regional meeting, hosted by UNDP Sierra Leone in collaboration with the MRU, EPA SL, and Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, aims to reflect on the Rio+20 conference outcome and to discuss their implications on different sectors in the Mano River Union countries.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2012/10/15/consultative-meeting-on-the-rio-20-conference-and-way-forward2013-02-24T04:14:01.599Z2013-02-24T04:14:01.599ZCelebration of International Women's Day firstname.lastname@example.orgOn behalf of the United Nations and its Gender Theme Group, I’m honored to be here today celebrating IWD on the theme: Empowering Girls and Women for an Inspiring Future.
Women face discrimination and prejudice. Yet all over the world, in Tunisia, in Kenya, in Saudi Arabia, in Sierra Leone, women continue to work hard to make a difference, to alter their lives and the lives of others.http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2012/03/23/celebration-of-international-women-s-day-2013-02-24T04:15:04.539Z2013-02-24T04:15:04.539ZOfficial Launch of the National Youth Commissionnoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisI would like to start by recognizing the youth. It is for you and the future of Sierra Leone that we are here today. I am very happy to see so many of you here today and I’m looking forward to learning more about your ideas and vision for how you will be working with the Youth Commission. I hope that you will share with your friends the messages that are made here today. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2011/11/25/official-launch-of-the-national-youth-commission2013-02-24T04:15:46.295Z2013-02-24T04:15:46.295ZFamily Support Unit Training on Case Management Guidelinesnoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisSGBV is a concern for the consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone as it is critical to protect the rights of men and women and guarantee them mechanisms for redress in events of violation. The UNSCRs 1325 and 1820 emphasizes that sexual offences present a serious challenge to international peace and security and therefore calls for an end to impunity for all sexual violence. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2011/11/01/family-support-unit-training-on-case-management-guidelines2013-02-02T04:10:51.523Z2013-02-02T04:10:51.523ZIndependent Media Commission Media Trainingnoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisThe media has an indispensable role in supporting democracy, good governance and peace. The media should be the watchdog, the guardian of the public interest, and a conduit between governors and the governed. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2011/11/01/independent-media-commission-media-training2013-02-24T04:16:36.629Z2013-02-24T04:16:36.629ZUN Economic Commission for Africa Opening Ceremony of the 14th Intergovernmental Committee of Experts for West Africa Meetingnoemail@noemail.orgjillian.lewisIt is an honor and a great pleasure for me to address the opening session of this meeting on behalf of the Executive Representative of the Secretary General of the UN to Sierra Leone. It gives me even greater pleasure to do so with our sister organization the United Nations ECA with whom we have build up a fruitful cooperation framework based on the capitalization of mutually supportive comparative advantages over the years. http://www.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2011/03/01/un-economic-commission-for-africa-opening-ceremony-of-the-14th-intergovernmental-committee-of-experts-for-west-africa-meeting2013-02-24T04:17:44.058Z2013-02-24T04:17:44.058Z