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New UN peacebuilding office opens up shop in Sierra Leone

A new United Nations peacebuilding office opened in Sierra Leone today to assist in the continued recovery following the civil war that wracked the West African country during much of the 1990s.

UN creates new peacebuilding office in Sierra Leone

The Security Council today authorized the creation of a new peacebuilding office in Sierra Leone to assist the country’s continued recovery following the civil war that wracked the West African nation during much of the 1990s.

UN peacebuilding funding approved for Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone

New projects and financing from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) – which seeks to help countries emerging from conflict to avoid slipping back into war – have been approved for both Côte d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone, it was announced today.

Sierra Leone: top UN envoy welcomes successful local elections

The top United Nations envoy to Sierra Leone today congratulated the people of the West African nation for yesterday's successful local council elections.

In Sierra Leone, new UN envoy assesses preparations for elections

The newly appointed United Nations envoy to Sierra Leone is travelling around the West African country to assess the level of preparations for upcoming local government elections next month.

UN advises ending of refugee status for Sierra Leoneans who fled country

The United Nations refugee agency says it is recommending that refugee status for Sierra Leoneans who fled their country should be ended because the root causes of the West African nation’s refugee problem have ceased to exist.

Austrian jurist elected new head of UN-backed tribunal in Sierra Leone

An experienced Austrian judge has been chosen as the new President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the worst abuses during the long civil war in the West African country.

Sierra Leone: UN-backed court increases sentences for two former militia leaders

The United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today increased the sentences of two former leaders of a pro-Government militia who were convicted last year of war crimes committed during the country’s prolonged civil war in the 1990s.

Secretary-General selects experienced UN official to head office in Sierra Leone

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the experienced United Nations official Michael v. der Schulenburg as his Acting Executive Representative in Sierra Leone, the West African nation trying to rebuild with the help of the United Nations after a protracted civil war and years of misrule.

UN helping to train human rights workers in Sierra Leone

The United Nations is helping to train nearly two dozen newly-recruited human rights workers in Sierra Leone.