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  • 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
    Ministry of Finance and UN launch 2010 MDG report in Makeni, Bo and Kenema

    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
    “Period of Impunity is over” after Judiciary launches saturday courts in Freetown

    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
    Project to stimulate local economic development approved in Freetown

    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
    Government of Sierra Leone and UNDP hold review and planning meeting

    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
    Government of Sierra Leone, electoral bodies, UN and partners approve elections programme

    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
    Sierra Leone joins the world in celebrating International Volunteer Day

    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.”

  • 12 Aug 2010
    Launch of International Year of Youth

    The role youth can play to address global challenges, such as the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and solidarity across generations, was highlighted at the launch of the International Year of Youth (IYY) in Freetown, today.

  • 02 Aug 2010
    Civil society-UNDP forum elects new executive

    The Civil Society Consultative Forum, a partner of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has elected a new executive in Bo City. Those elected are expected to man the affairs of the Forum for the next two years.

  • 14 Apr 2010
    The National Energy Policy maps out vision for energy sector

    The 2009 opening of the Bumbuna hydro power plant in central Sierra Leone has immensely improved electricity supply to homes and businesses in Freetown, the capital of the small West African Country of Sierra Leone. It is in this context that the of the launch of a National Energy Policy and Implementation Strategy by Hon. Chief Samuel Sam-Sumana, the Vice President of Sierra Leone, took place in Freetown in April (14th).

  • 05 Mar 2010
    Civil Society Organisation-UNDP forum condemn spate of violence against young girls in Sierra Leone

    Following an alarming spate of rape incidents in Sierra Leone in the first 3 months of 2010, the Civil Society Organisations - United Nations Development Programme (CSO-UNDP) Forum, is calling for a more vigorous response to stop human rights violations and criminal acts against young girls.

  • 10 Feb 2010
    Access to Justice sexual and gender-based violence workshop held

    In calling for the media to take a more pivotal role in combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Mr. Samuel Harbor, UNDP Deputy Country Director said, “inequalities between men and women (in Sierra Leone) are some of the worst in the world with Sierra Leone at the bottom of the UNDP Human Development index and ranking 180th out of 182 countries for overall human development in 2009.”