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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
14 Mar 2014
The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General is saddened by the death of former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone on 13 March 2014. He offers his condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and people of Sierra Leone.
05 Mar 2014
"The completion of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office, UNIPSIL, marks the end of more than 15 years of successive peace and political operations that all played critical roles in supporting Sierra Leone’s remarkable transition from war to peace," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated during a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma.
21 Feb 2014
Chief Registrar and head of the National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Dr Max Sesay, has said that a new UNDP supported civil registration project will help the Government consolidate citizens data and enhance the effective delivery of services as well as improve monitoring of government programmes and policies, during a Technical Taskforce Workshop in Freetown, Friday February 21 Friday.
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.
13 Feb 2014
A total of 602 young entrepreneurs in Newton, Western Rural District and from the Business Development Service centre operated by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in Makeni, the Northern Regional capital, have graduated on the 28th January and 7th February 2014 respectively.
07 Feb 2014
UNDP Country Director, Sudipto Mukerjee, has said at a technical workshop organized for members of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) that “The constitutional review process must be owned by the people of Sierra Leone.” Delivering a keynote statement at the workshop at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom, in Freetown, he added that the review of the constitution must “…promote social justice, consolidate peace and prevent the repetition of violent conflict that Sierra Leone has witnessed in its recent past.” The workshop ends today 7th February 2014.
03 Feb 2014
On the margins of Africa’s largest annual mining conference, “Mining Indaba”, multilateral development organizations have called on the private sector to join forces with them in ensuring the revenues from mining are reinvested in people.
30 Jan 2014
Over 100 Paramount Chiefs gathered from 28 to 30 January in Kenema to discuss the review of Sierra Leone's 1991 constitution as well as their own role in ensuring an inclusive and transparent process. “The constitution is the highest legal document of our country,” Justice Edmund Cowan, Chair of the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC), pointed out. “To make it credible and to include rural areas, Paramount Chiefs have to empower their people, make them understand and enable them to participate in the review process.”
29 Jan 2014
A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
21 Jan 2014
Brussels/New York - As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country. High level representatives of donor governments, including France and the United States, as well as the African Union and European Union, are meeting today in Brussels to discuss how to respond to recent sectarian violence that has uprooted nearly one million people in the country.
09 Dec 2013
Africa should capitalize on its natural resources and the entrepreneurship of its people to transition from economic growth to sustainable development, the Heads of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 45 African countries said today.
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.
01 Dec 2013
UN Development Chief hails progress on halting and reversing spread of HIV; says significant challenges remain
On the 25th Anniversary of World Aids Day, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark hailed the significant progress made to date in tackling the epidemic, but warned that the international community could not lose sight of the significant challenges that remained.
25 Nov 2013
Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for renewed efforts to end violence against women.
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.
29 Sep 2013
The United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) successfully handed over its office in Kono to the One UN Family in Sierra Leone today. This is a result of a planned exit strategy that has been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council and discussed with the Government.
23 Sep 2013
The 23 year old Salton Massally, spearhead of www.careers.sl, received this years' 2013 UNDP Innovation Award at the first Social Good Summit in Sierra Leone, hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Sierra Leone
- Each year the 257 Family Courts across Egypt see up to a million cases filed each year, almost 80 percent of them by women.The most vulnerable are illiterate women facing domestic violence to alimony and inheritance disputes. UNDP Egypt is helping vulnerable people, especially women, navigate the country's justice system. Since 2008, 32 legal aid offices offering free services were established around the country, and have addressed 45,674 cases, 74% of which were brought by women. 7 hours ago
- Esam, a waste removal worker from Idleb, is one of the 14,400 emergency employment workers who keep essential services running for 7.6 million displaced Syrians inside Syria. Idleb currently hosts 40% of internally displaced Syrians--that's 3.4 million people! In 2010, before the conflict, Idleb had a population of 165,000 Syrians. The sheer volume of new people arriving daily from active conflict areas remains a daunting challenge for Idleb and other cities that were not built to support a population of this scale. Our response to #SyriaCrisis: www.undp.org/syriacrisis #WhatDoesItTake | UNDP Syria 11 hours ago
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