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Sierra Leone elections must be carried out peacefully to ensure progress – Ban

15 November 2012 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly encouraged Sierra Leoneans to ensure that national elections on Saturday are carried out peacefully to build on the progress made since the end of the country’s civil war ended a decade ago.

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When is Election Day?
The elections will be held on Saturday, 17 November 2012.


What is the total population of Sierra Leone?
The population of Sierra Leone is approximately 6 million (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2011).

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Statement by the Sierra Leone Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

The Sierra Leone Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission welcomes the progress made by the government and people of Sierra Leone in the consolidation of peace and stability in their country.

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Elections in Sierra Leone

15 November 2012 (New York) - On the eve of national elections, the Secretary-General strongly encourages Sierra Leoneans to ensure that the same peaceful spirit that has characterized the electoral process thus far prevails on election day as well as during the vote counting and announcement of the results.

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Ministry of Health Validates 2013 Central and Districts Annual Operational Plans

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) validated its central and districts level 2013 annual operational plans in Freetown from 8-9 November 2012. The plans were validated in a 2 day workshop held for the health sector partners including the MoHS national level officials, District Health Management Teams, the local councils authorities and development partners including the UN, donor and Non-Governmental Organizations to contribute in the finalization of the plans that will guide operations of the sector.

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Sierra Leone: Top UN envoy urges non-violence in upcoming polls

14 November 2012 (Freetown, Sierra Leone) Amidst hundreds of youth chanting, “no to violence,” the head of the United Nations in Sierra Leone visited the country’s east earlier this week and appealed for peaceful elections.

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Sierra Leone Launches Reproductive & Child Health Policy Strategy & Adolescent Health Strategic Plan

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation launched three documents on Reproductive and Child Health programme on 7 November 2012. The documents included Reproductive, Newborn and Child Health (RNCH) Policy 2011-2015, RNCH Strategy 2011-2015 and a Strategic Plan for Adolescent and Young People’s Health & Development 2011-2015. The Acting Minister of Health and Sanitation Hon. Borbor Sawyerr launched the documents. State functionaries, UN agencies and other development partners, and health implementing partners attended the ceremony.

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Sierra Leone and Guinea Concludes Cross Border Meeting on Cholera Prevention & Control

The Ministries of Health of Sierra Leone and Guinea conducted a 3 day cross border meeting on cholera and other priority diseases prevention and control, in Makeni Sierra Leone from 31 October to 2 November 2012. The objectives of the meeting were to facilitate a common platform to prepare for and respond to outbreak of cholera & other communicable diseases along their common borders.

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UNIPSIL HRS Conducts Regional Workshop on Political Participation for the Disabled

With the general elections only few weeks away, UNIPSIL Human Rights Section has conducted, in collaboration with the National Electoral Commission (NEC), three regional training workshops on full and effective political participation for persons with disabilities from 8th to 13th September. 106 participants with different types of disabilities were selected among registered voters from all districts and will be responsible to disseminate the knowledge acquired to their communities.

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Sierra Leone Launches 2nd Round Polio National Immunization Campaign 2012

Sierra Leone launched the 2nd round Polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) 2012 campaign on 19 October. The four days campaign is targeting to administer Oral Polio Vaccine to 1.3 million under five children nationwide. The campaign is being synchronised with 9 other Western African Countries to protect all children under the age of 5 years against the wild polio virus and to interrupt circulation of the virus in the region.

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