Press Releases
  • Life-Saving Lyrics Fill the Airwaves in Sierra Leone Oct 9, 2017

    With support from UNDP, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Sierra Leone has developed a radio jingle, to raise awareness of the ways that human activity can be harmful to the environment. This is important to all people - and particularly important for those living in hazard prone areas.

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 19, 2017

    Mr Steiner has been a respected global leader on sustainable development, international cooperation and global diplomacy for nearly three decades. He is a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals and the need for unprecedented global cooperation to deliver on this ambitious agenda.

  • Bail and sentencing instrument training for legal practitioners ends in Sierra Leone Apr 10, 2017

    The training of trainers was organised by the Judiciary of Sierra Leone in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with financial support from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (US Department of State).

  • Development for everyone requires the inclusion of everyone- Global Human Development Report 2016 Mar 30, 2017

    The Report also stresses that millions of people are unable to reach their full potential in life because they suffer deprivations in multiple dimensions of human development. According to the Report, Sierra Leone’s ranking in Human Development Index, which measures progress in long and healthy life, knowledge and decent standard of living, declined from 176 in 2014 to 179 out of the 188 countries and territories in 2015.

  • Financial Inclusion Strategy for inclusive and resilient economic growth Dec 16, 2016

    The National Strategy for Financial Inclusion is a four-year plan that is developed through a consultative process in order to ensure that key stakeholders will work together to play their important roles in contributing to, and driving, financial inclusion.

  • AfHDR 2016 – pathways to reduce persistent gender inequality Nov 28, 2016

    The Report notes that women in Sierra Leone achieve only 81.4 percent of the levels of men in health, education and command over economic resources, which is significantly below the level of 87 percent achieved by women in Sub-Saharan Africa in general. This means that women in Sierra Leone have less choices, freedoms, capabilities and opportunities to lead long and healthy lives, be educated, and enjoy a decent standard of living compared to women in other Sub-Saharan African countries.

  • New project to promote reforms in Sierra Leone’s detention facilities launched Nov 4, 2016

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and US Department of State funded the project titled “From Prisons to Corrections: Promoting Institutional Reforms in Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS)”, seeks to address intractable and perennial challenges in detention facilities across Sierra Leone.

  • UNDP Sierra Leone prepares for SGS2016 Sep 15, 2016

    The Social Good Summit (SGS) is a one-day event examining how new technology and new media can drive sustainable development in Sierra Leone. This year’s SGS will be a one-day event and take place at Mary Kingsley Auditorium, Fourth Bay College, on 29th September, 2016.

  • automatic-weather-stations-to-reduce-climate-change-effects- Jul 15, 2016

    Sierra Leone has been very prone to disastrous weather conditions, as there has been very limited weather monitoring systems in place to record the effects of changing climates. This has led to the destruction of lives and properties. Presently Sierra Leone rates amongst three countries most prone flooding.

  • New project to build risk-informed and resilient health systems. Jul 14, 2016

    The workshop also included the training of 35 health sector and disaster management specialists drawn from Sierra Leone Police, National Fire Force, MOHS, ONS, Sierra Leone Red Cross and others in data collection, validation and processing

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