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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.
21 Nov 2011
UNDP and Family Support Unit end community outreach and training to reverse “Menace of gender based violence” in Makeni, Bo, Kenema and Freetown
UNDP and the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the Sierra Leone Police have ended series of community outreach sessions across the country to help end the “menace of Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) that is on the increase since the end of the war.” The outreach sessions in all four cities, included a float parade with brass brands in the major streets, starting in Makeni on the 8th November and ended in Freetown Monday 21st November 2011.
14 Nov 2011
The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development Hon Alhaji Foday Mansaray, has launched the Human Development Report 2011, at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone in Freetown on Friday 11th November, 2011.
11 Nov 2011
Accurate and timely weather information is taken for granted in much of the world, but it is almost entirely absent in Sierra Leone as much of the country's meteorological infrastructure was lost during the decade-long civil war. It is against this background that UNDP, in collaboration with the UN’s Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting efforts to restore weather and climate services in Sierra Leone.
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 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.
06 Sep 2011
Female football legend Marta ends two-day visit to Sierra Leone declaring “When women succeed, we all win.”
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Marta Vieira Da Silva, five-time FIFA world female player of the year, ended a two-day visit to Sierra Leone Sunday to promote women’s empowerment with the message “When women succeed, we all win.”
16 Aug 2011
The best female football player in the world, Marta Vieira da Silva of Brazil will visit Sierra Leone from 29th to 31st August 2011 in her capacity as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to highlight the country’s efforts in promoting women’s empowerment.
23 Jul 2011
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MEWR), UNICEF and Muloma Womens Development Association (MUWODA), a Community Based Organisation has trained 12 community plumbers, from Bumbuna, Mapaki and Kabumban communities for the maintenance of the Gravity –fed water systems, last weekend in Makeni city.
19 Jul 2011
A four-man delegation of senior government executives has arrived in Nairobi, on a week-long study tour on performance management and performance contracting in the Kenyan civil service.
06 Jun 2011
UNDP ends workshop on electoral operational planning with UNDP calling for “Credible and technically sound” elections
A three day workshop on Electoral Operational Planning organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under its Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS), held at the Taia Resort Hotel in Freetown, ended Friday, 3rd June, 2011. The workshop was attended by delegates from over 25, mainly African countries representing Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) and UNDP Country Offices.
25 May 2011
UN family hands over palm oil processing plant and information platform to the agribusiness centre on Africa Day
Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Kandeh Yumkella, along with a high powered delegation from the Peacebuilding Commission and the UN family in Sierra Leone, has handed over a Palm Oil processing plant and solar-powered Business Information and Communication (BIC) platform to the Sierra Leone Agri-Business Initiative (SABI) Centre in Newton on Africa Day, May 25th 2011.
18 Mar 2011
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) in collaboration with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Sierra Leone has launched the 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report in the provincial cities of Makeni, Bo and Kenema in a week-long event starting from the 15th in Makeni, to 18th March, 2011.
05 Mar 2011
Chiefs call on their people to stop land degradation as sustainable land management pilot sites launched
Paramount Chief of Gbendembu Gowahun Chiefdom, Kandeh Baba Keha III has said that “If we destroy our land now, what will we bequeath to our children?” during the launch of pilot sites for the Sustainable Land Management Project by the Deputy Provincial Secretary in the Northern Region, Mr. Abdulai Koroma.
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.
26 Feb 2011
The Sierra Leone Judiciary has launched the Saturday Courts designed to specifically to sit on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) cases at the Law Court Building in Freetown, on Saturday 26th February 2011.
24 Feb 2011
The Local Governance and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP), geared towards strengthening the decentralization process and support the capacity of local governments to enhance pro-poor local economic development has been approved by the Government of Sierra Leone and development partners, February 24th 2011 at the conference hall of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).
08 Feb 2011
The Government of Sierra Leone and UNDP held a meeting at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, in Freetown on Tuesday 8th February 2011 to review results achieved in 2010 by UNDP and national counterparts and to agree on strategic priories for 2011 and 2012.
04 Feb 2011
At a meeting of the Local Project Appraisal Committee (LPAC), the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), development partners, Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and National Elections Watch (NEW) representing civil society, the UN and other partners have reviewed and unanimously approved the “Support to Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone – 2011-2014” programme document last Thursday 3rd February 2011 in Freetown.
06 Dec 2010
olunteer Involving Organisations Network (VIONET), a consortium of volunteer serving agencies in Sierra Leone, celebrated this year’s International Volunteers Day (5th December) at the Atlantic Hall in Freetown today, December 6th, 2010 with a call for a “policy that will integrate volunteerism into the country’s institutional framework with the view to reduce poverty, offer opportunity to young people to share skills and help build communities.”
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