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31 March 2014 – Our two white UN vehicles are carefully moving down the dusty and bumpy road between Kenema and Koindu in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. We pass dozens of burnt, abandoned ruins of what were once sturdy brick and stone homes, some with hundreds of bullet holes in their walls – eerie remnants of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war that started in this very spot.
27 March 2014 - The UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) completes its Security Council mandate on 31 March 2014 and transfers its responsibility to the UN Country Team, which consists of 19 agencies, funds and programmes, based on the UN Development Assistance Framework, known as UNDAF.
26 March 2014 – “With some of the most perfect palm-lined sands on the continent, it won’t be long before Sierra Leone takes its place in Europe’s packaged beach-holiday scene.”
26 March 2014 – With more than 15 years of United Nations peace operations in Sierra Leone set to wrap up at the end of this month, the top UN official there said today that while the West African nation has gained solid footing on the path to recovery, it will still require sustained international attention and support to address the lingering challenges from a brutal civil war in the 1990s.
5 March 2014 – The United Nations today launched a new phase of support in Sierra Leone with the transitioning of its political mission to a more development-focused UN presence, a sign of the West African nation’s sustained recovery from a brutal civil war and an example to follow for countries still grappling with conflict.
31 December 2013 - The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Statement by the Security Council President on the successful completion of UNIPSIL’s mandate
26 March 2014
Final report of the Secretary-General on the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone
17 March 2014
UN Secretary-General's remarks at the closing ceremony of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office
5 March 2014
UN Secretary-General's remarks at joint press conference with the President of Sierra Leone
5 March 2014
Sierra Leone saw many UN “firsts,” says Ban Ki-moon as UNIPSIL completes its mandate
Secretary-General hails ‘impressive legacy’ of Special Court for Sierra Leone
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