Sierra Leone

UN chief applauds Sierra Leoneans for peaceful elections; congratulates new President

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres took note of the announcement by the National Electoral Commission on 4 April of the final results of the presidential run-off election in Sierra Leone, the UN Spokesman said Thursday.

Sierra Leone, at UN debate, stresses preventive diplomacy for regional peace

A senior minister from Sierra Leone today stressed the importance of mediation and regional partnerships to preserve peace, urging the international body to reflect on reform measures that will uphold the United Nations’ collective responsibility to maintain peace.

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week's mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown.

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

UN migration agency assists population in wake of devastating floods in Sierra Leone

After learning Monday that devastating floods and mudslides left hundreds dead in Sierra Leone, the United Nations migration agency released $150,000 in emergency, first-response aid relief for the West African country.

Guterres says UN stands in solidarity with disaster-hit Sierra Leone

Amid a mudslide and flooding in Sierra Leone, Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people in the ongoing rescue efforts.

FEATURE: Sierra Leone – from ashes of war UN helps plant seeds of peace

“With some of the most perfect palm-lined sands on the continent, it won’t be long before Sierra Leone takes its place in Europe’s packaged beach-holiday scene.”

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

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 solid footing on the path to recovery, it will still require sustained international attention and support to address the lingering challenges from a brutal civil war in the 1990s.

Closing political office in Sierra Leone, UN shifts focus to long-term development

The United Nations today launched a new phase of support in Sierra Leone with the transitioning of its political mission to a more development-focused UN presence, a sign of the West African nation’s sustained recovery from a brutal civil war and an example to follow for countries still grappling with conflict.

As tribunal closes, UN chief hails achievements in ensuring accountability in Sierra Leone

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the staff of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which closes today, on their important achievements over the past 11 years in ensuring accountability for crimes committed during the country’s decade-long civil war.