Statement by the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General on the death of former President Kabbah

The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General is saddened by the death of former President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone on 13 March 2014. He offers his condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and people of Sierra Leone.

 President of Sierra Leone Addresses 2005 World Summit
Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, former President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, addresses the 2005 World Summit at UN Headquarters.
UN Photo/Joshua Kristal

President Kabbah will be remembered as a dedicated statesman who demonstrated leadership during and after Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. He helped to steer the country along the path of peace and stability that it enjoys today.

He will also be remembered for his 22 years of dedicated service as fellow UN colleague, working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in United Nations Headquarters, Lesotho, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe since 1970. The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General recalls fondly working for him at UNDP in New York.

At this time of mourning, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to working alongside the Government and the people of Sierra Leone in its efforts to continue to build peace and prosperity for all Sierra Leoneans.