Twenty-year-old disarmament process in Sierra Leone 'miraculous'

Twenty-year-old disarmament process in Sierra Leone 'miraculous'

Introduction:

Some 20 years after the process got under way of ridding Sierra Leone of weapons, following years of brutal civil war, the results are nothing short of “miraculous,” according to a former UN staff member and academic.

For this latest UN and Africa podcast, as the UN chief António Guterres unveils a new disarmament agenda, we’ll hear from a former UN staff member who watched the West African country rid itself of the menace of deadly battlefield weapons.

Music credit: "Shell Shock", by Audiobinger

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Some 20 years after the process got under way of ridding Sierra Leone of weapons, following years of brutal civil war, the results are nothing short of “miraculous,” according to a former UN staff member and academic.

For this latest UN and Africa podcast, as the UN chief António Guterres unveils a new disarmament agenda, we’ll hear from a former UN staff member who watched the West African country rid itself of the menace of deadly battlefield weapons.

Music credit: "Shell Shock", by Audiobinger

Audio Credit
Daniel Dickinson, UN News
Audio
15'30"
Photo Credit
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe