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  • 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.”