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Rebuilding the Athens of west africa

Rebuilding the Athens of West Africa for a bright future

Sierra Leone holds a prestigious place in the educational history of Sub-Saharan Africa. The first secondary school for boys and the same for girls in the region was founded in Sierra Leone. Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone’s university was the first in Sub-Saharan Africa. Being the country with the only institution of higher learning in […]

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Child Justice Strategy for Sierra Leone

Today, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs in collaboration with the Justice Sector Coordinating Office and UNICEF launched the Child Justice Strategy for Sierra Leone, covering the period from 2014 to 2018. The number of children accused of breaking the law in Sierra Leone has increased in recent years. Not only do […]


A New Chapter Opens As UNIPSIL Closes – A message to the People of Sierra Leone

From the UN Executive Representative of the Secretary-General Freetown, 31 March 2014 – After 15 years of successive peace operations in this country, the time has come for the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) to close. It is a moment to celebrate our collective achievements in building a democratic and peaceful […]

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National Launching of Rotavirus Vaccine in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has the highest child mortality rate in the world and the majority of children in the country die from preventable  and easily treatable diseases. Diarrhea belongs to the primary causes for illness and death of children under the age of five and the rota virus is one of its leading causes. Good news is […]

Speakers in Security Council Call Sierra Leone ‘Storehouse of Lessons’ As United Nations Mission Nears End of Mandate

As the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) readied for its final drawdown next week, top officials hailed the country as a “storehouse of lessons” on how to transform war into durable peace, as the Security Council issued a presidential statement on the peacebuilding initiative. According to the text of presidential statement […]

Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, delivering his final briefing to the Security Council. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

‘Sierra Leone is a success story built on steady progress,’ Security Council told

‘Sierra Leone is a success story built on steady progress,’ Security Council told 26 March 2014 – With more than 15 years of United Nations peace operations in Sierra Leone set to wrap up at the end of this month, the top UN official there said today that while the West African nation has gained […]


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