- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), and the European Union (EU) are following closely and with much interest the progress towards Sierra Leone’s presidential, parliamentary and local council elections scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018.
The four organizations welcome the efforts made by the National Electoral Commission for the preparation of the polls and also welcome the deployment of short- and long-term national and international observer missions.
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A. The Ebola Outbreak as a Wake-up Call
The 2014 Ebola outbreak was a human tragedy that took thousands of lives, caused tremendous suffering, and left deep wounds in communities in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. And yet, it was preventable. Much more could have been done to halt its spread earlier. The crisis must serve as a wake-up call for increased global action to prevent future health crises.
On September 30th, 2015, the Republic of Korea made a second contribution of US$ 5,000,000 to the Secretary-General’s UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. H.E. Mr. Shin Dong-ik, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the contribution agreement in the presence of Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola.
This is the first situation report from the Interagency Collaboration on Ebola.
This report replaces situation reports previously produced by UNMEER.
In week ending 2 August, two confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported: one in Guinea and one in Sierra Leone. This is the second week in a row that new case numbers have been in single digits.
New-York – Le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon présidera une Conférence internationale sur le relèvement après l’Ebola le 10 juillet 2015 au Siège de l’Organisation des Nations Unies à New York en présence des Présidents de la Guinée, du Libéria et de la Sierra Leone.
New York – Thursday, 9 July 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening the International Ebola Recovery Conference at UN Headquarters in New York in cooperation with the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The conference, taking place on 9-10 July, will see the international community stand alongside the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the Secretary-General of the Mano River Union, to support their recovery strategies and demonstrate a continued commitment to the people affected by the outbreak.
Governments, WHO and the United Nations agencies and NGOs have joined forces to scale up international response to the unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola Virus. On 16 September 2014 the United Nations released an Overview of Needs and Requirements guided by the 5 strategic objectives to be implemented within the coming 6-9 months:
Stop the outbreak
Treat the infected
Ensure essential services
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the high-level briefing by the African Regional Economic Communities to Member States of the United Nations, in New York today:
First of all, I want to welcome all the high-level representatives of the African Regional Economic Communities present here today. I am honoured to speak to you.
We meet at a turbulent and, at the same time, [a] dynamic time at the United Nations.
Today the UN established the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which will ensure a coherent UN System contribution to the overall Ebola outbreak response. The Fund will be guided by the priorities set out in the OCHA appeal document, launched on 16 September in Geneva by Valerie Amos, and amounting to nearly US$ 1 billion. The Trust Fund seeks contributions from Member States, regional legislative bodies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals.
Women from civil society and senior UN leaders in conflict-affected countries participated in 25 dialogues on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in June, July and August 2010.
This Sierra Leone country report reviews the implementation of the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations, two years after the Principles were endorsed by ministers of the OECD Development Assistance Committee's 23 member countries in 2007. It also aims to identify priority areas to improve the collective impact of international engagement.
Within the United Nations, the concept of the responsibility to protect (RtoP) has regained considerable momentum after nearly two years of stasis following the 2005 World Summit. Outside the corridors of the world body, discussions about RtoP and its application to specific regional situations, as well as the mandate of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, one of the crimes specified in the Summit's Outcome Document, are still at a nascent stage.
Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's remarks to the American Bar Association, in New York on 9 August:
It gives me great pleasure to address the Opening Assembly of the American Bar Association's 2008 Annual Meeting. Before I assumed office as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and before I was Foreign Minister of Tanzania, I was a practising lawyer and a professor of law.
Following are Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's remarks to the inaugural meeting of the Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group in New York, 6 September:
I am pleased to welcome you to the first meeting of the Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group. The Secretary-General had hoped to attend this inaugural session as well, but his duties have taken him away from New York this week. Instead, he asked that I convey his warm regards to every one of you.
(Received from a UN Information Officer.)
FREETOWN, 23 June - Returning ex-combatants to civilian life is one of the most critical elements for the success of African peace processes, argued African practitioners in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes, at a three-day conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. "DDR has been at the heart" of the transition from war to peace, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone said. "Without a comprehensive DDR programme, the prospects for long-term stability will remain dim.