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31 Mar 2014
Just 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.
26 Mar 2014
Statement by Mr. Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, Security Council Meeting on Sierra Leone
As 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 country
20 Feb 2014
Sudipto Mukerjee: Statement at a Technical Taskforce Workshop on Integrated National Civil Register Project in Sierra Leone. Hill Valley Hotel, Freetown
I 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.
06 Dec 2013
It 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.
17 Oct 2013
This 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.
17 Oct 2013
World 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.
13 Oct 2013
Persons 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.
15 Sep 2013
This 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.
18 Jul 2013
This 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.
01 May 2013
1. 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.
12 Apr 2013
Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen: Statement on the Round Table Conference on MDGs in Sierra Leone. April 2013.
I 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.
19 Oct 2012
Public Elections Act 2012: Training workshop for police investigators and prosecutors - Ms. Mia Seppo, UNDP Sierra Leone Country Director
This 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.
15 Oct 2012
Mano River Union consultative meeting on the Rio+20 conference and way forward - Ms. Mia Seppo, UNDP Sierra Leone Country Director
I 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.
23 Mar 2012
On 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.
25 Nov 2011
Official launch of the National Youth Commission - Ms. Mia Seppo, UNDP Sierra Leone Country Director
I 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.
01 Nov 2011
SGBV 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.
01 Nov 2011
The 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.
01 Mar 2011
UN Economic Commission for Africa opening ceremony of the 14th Intergovernmental Committee of Experts for West Africa Meeting - Ms. Mia Seppo, UNDP Sierra Leone Country Director
It 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.
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