http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-09-18T18:33:58.534ZArticlesAdobe CQUNDP engages bike riders and vulnerable groups on Ebolanoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahCommercial motorbike riders have launched an intensive awareness raising campaign that seeks to reach between 150,000 and 200,000 people over a two month period in Freetown after receiving training from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) last week in Freetown.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/08/undp-engages-bike-riders-and-vulnerable-groups-on-ebola2014-09-09T18:32:17.275Z2014-09-09T18:32:17.275ZUN to scale up Ebola intervention firstname.lastname@example.orgThe UN System Senior Coordinator for Ebola, Dr David Nabarro has said that the whole UN system in Sierra Leone will scale up its operation to help the Government of Sierra Leone stop the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/26/un-to-scale-up-ebola-intervention-2014-09-08T15:58:19.573Z2014-09-08T15:58:19.573ZEbola could set back development, says UN email@example.comThe UN says action will be needed to protect vulnerable communities and their development achievements from the potential long-term effects of Ebola in West Africa. The largest ever outbreak of the disease has now claimed hundreds of lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with a few cases in Nigeria.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/07/ebola-could-set-back-development-says-un-2014-08-08T11:01:20.761Z2014-08-08T11:01:20.761ZPartners assess UNDP’s contribution to development firstname.lastname@example.orgJohn Sumaila, Development Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) said UNDP has been a strong pillar in supporting the Government’s development and economic transformation agenda with technical and development expertise. http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/07/08/partners-assess-undp-s-contribution-to-development-results2014-07-24T14:21:36.838Z2014-07-24T14:21:36.838ZUNDP Director calls for the constitutional review process to enhance lasting email@example.comUnited Nations Development Programme visiting Assistant Secretary General Jordan Ryan has told members of Sierra Leone’s Constitutional Review Committee that the review of the 1991 constitution will ensure that “Sierra Leone continues on the path of lasting peace and democracy” in Freetown, June 17th 2014. http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/06/17/undp-director-calls-for-the-constitutional-review-process-to-enhance-lasting-peace-2014-06-20T14:40:27.043Z2014-06-20T14:40:27.043ZSierra Leone launches US$217.5m youth programme to create one million new jobs, expand higher firstname.lastname@example.orgThe president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma has launched an ambitious US$ 217.5m, three year National Youth Programme that seeks to create one million decent new jobs - the first ever and biggest national youth programme – reminding the nation that “the nation can only move forward when its youths step forward” at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown yesterday.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/15/sierra-leone-launches-us-217-5m-youth-programme-to-create-one-million-new-jobs-expand-higher-education-2014-04-16T15:05:23.006Z2014-04-16T15:05:23.006ZUN Chief Lauds Sierra Leone as Inspiring Example for International Peacebuilding Effortsnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bah"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.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/05/un-chief-lauds-sierra-leone-as-inspiring-example-for-international-peacebuilding-efforts2014-03-13T17:37:16.360Z2014-03-13T17:37:16.360ZCivil registration to benefit citizens and improve service email@example.comChief 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.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/21/civil-registration-to-benefit-citizens-and-improve-service-delivery2014-02-28T10:01:28.564Z2014-02-28T10:01:28.564Z602 young entrepreneurs graduate in Makeni and Newtonnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahA 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. http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/13/602-young-entrepreneurs-graduate-in-makeni-and-newton2014-02-13T16:33:02.005Z2014-02-13T16:33:02.005ZUNDP Country Director calls for the constitutional review process to promote social justice and peace firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP 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.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/06/-undp-country-director-calls-for-the-constitutional-review-process-to-promote-social-justice-and-peace-2014-02-07T11:31:24.394Z2014-02-07T11:31:24.394ZAfrica Mining Vision Day calls for a more sustainable, people-centred mining email@example.com://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/03/africa-mining-vision-day-calls-for-a-more-sustainable-people-centred-mining-agenda2014-02-05T16:11:30.648Z2014-02-05T16:11:30.648ZUN Envoy: Constitutional Review Process Unique Opportunity firstname.lastname@example.org://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/30/un-envoy-constitutional-review-process-unique-opportunity-2014-02-05T18:46:33.411Z2014-02-05T18:46:33.411ZUNDP Urges Governments to Help End Suffering in CARnoemail@noemail.orgabdul-karim.bahBrussels/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. http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/01/21/undp-urges-governments-to-help-end-suffering-in-car2014-01-22T09:47:22.752Z2014-01-22T09:47:22.752ZTHE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE UNITED NATIONS DAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION email@example.comThis year’s observance of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation comes amid intensifying international efforts to accelerate progress on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015, the internationally agreed deadline. Concurrently, the South has assumed a greater role in the global development landscape. In many developing countries incomes are up, poverty is declining and hope is rising. http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/12/the-secretary-general-message-on-the-united-nations-day-for-south-south-cooperation-2013-09-12T09:19:18.302Z2013-09-12T09:19:18.302ZSierra Leone issues first “State of the Youth” firstname.lastname@example.orgSierra Leone today launched its first ever “Status of the Youth” report, painting the most comprehensive situation update on youth employment, education, well-being and participation in the development process.
“We know that a nation can only rise with its youths,” said Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, launching the report on International Youth Day in the presence of the country’s development partners, including Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/12/sierra-leone-issues-first-state-of-the-youth-report2013-12-10T15:01:43.094Z2013-12-10T15:01:43.094ZMinisters launch Local Economic Development Projects in Kenema worth over US$280,email@example.comA brand new city abattoir equipped with a refrigerator room and a water purification center were built by the Kenema City Council while the Kenema District Council undertook the construction of a community health center in Hangha Town, outside Kenema city. The projects were funded UNDP and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) under the Local Government and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP) and the Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) Programme also supported by UN-WOMENhttp://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/02/ministers-launch-local-economic-development-projects-in-kenema-worth-over-us-280-0002013-08-21T09:17:25.268Z2013-08-21T09:17:25.268ZSierra Leone celebrates World Environmental Day 2013 and launches Small Grants Programme.firstname.lastname@example.orgThe UN family in collaboration with the Environment Protection Agency of Sierra Leone, various government departments working on environment have organized two separate events, including the launch of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme to mark this year’s World Environmental Day, June 5th in Freetown.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/05/sierra-leone-celebrates-world-environmental-day-2013-and-launches-small-grants-programme-2013-06-24T09:34:31.379Z2013-06-24T09:34:31.379ZNAYCOM 2013 graduate internship programme commences email@example.comThe National Youth Commission, with technical support from UNDP, has today Monday 3rd June, commenced the second year of the Graduate Internship Programme (GIP), with the aim of promoting decent employment opportunities for Sierra Leonean graduate youths. The Programme, which was successfully piloted last year will benefit over 300 graduates from tertiary education institutions wishing to acquire productive work experience.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/03/naycom-2013-graduate-internship-programme-commences-today-2013-06-12T14:32:55.823Z2013-06-12T14:32:55.823ZUNDP Sierra Leone launches new website on Adobe CQ5noemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomasUNDP in Sierra Leone joined a list of other UNDP country offices that are upgrading their online presence through UNDP‘s Web Upgrade Project, which seeks to develop high standards of online communication across UNDP. “As Sierra Leone moves forward to consolidate democracy, review the constitution and continue to enhance inclusive economic growth, the new UNDP website will be a good source of information for the public and partners”, said Mohamed Abchir, acting Country Director.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/05/01/undp-sierra-leone-launches-new-website-on-adobe-cq52013-05-02T10:47:40.880Z2013-05-02T10:47:40.880ZGlobal South is key to accelerating Human Development in sub- Saharan Africanoemail@noemail.orgchristian.thomas"The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – will be launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/03/14/global-south-is-key-to-accelerating-human-development-in-sub-saharan-africa2013-03-20T13:41:46.323Z2013-03-20T13:41:46.323Z