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“Sierra Leone is a success story built on steady progress,” Security Council told

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.

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Feature: Drawing down – the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone

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.

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Feature: Sierra Leone – from ashes of war UN helps plant seeds of peace

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.”

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Sierra Leone saw many UN “firsts,” says Ban Ki-moon as UNIPSIL completes its mandate

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.

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UN Secretary-General Hails ‘Impressive Legacy’ of Special Court for Sierra Leone

31 December 2013 - The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

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Closing political office in Sierra Leone, UN shifts focus to long-term development

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.

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On Peacekeepers Day, Ban leads UN in paying tribute to fallen heroes

29 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led the United Nations today in honouring those who lost their lives over the past year serving under the blue flag, while also raising awareness about new developments in the field of peacekeeping.

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The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone organised it's Third Annual Conference

18 April 2013 - The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone in collaboration with UNIPSIL Human Rights and with support from OHCHR organised its Third Annual Conference and Training workshop on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, Human rights monitoring and advocacy for the District Human Rights Committees (DHRCs).

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Third Edition of African Vaccination Week Commences On 22 April 2013

22 April 2013 - The third African Vaccination Week (AVW) will be celebrated from 22–28 April 2013 under the theme “Save lives. Prevent disabilities. Vaccinate”.

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“How do you review laws that are not written?”.....

A burning question asked by Sierra Leone’s female parliamentarians.


16 April 2013 - Because of the multiple constitutional, traditional and religious barriers that female political aspirants and candidates encounter when running for public offices in Sierra Leone, the women parliamentarians have called for a review of the written and unwritten laws of the land that favour primarily men e.g. the Chieftaincy Act, Citizen’s Act and more urgently the 1991 constitution.

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