Sierra Leone Peacebuilding Cooperation Framework (PBC/2/SLE/1)

Report
from UN Peacebuilding Commission
Published on 03 Dec 2007 View Original

I. Principles for cooperation

  1. The Republic of Sierra Leone and the Peacebuilding Commission,

In accordance with the mandate of the Peacebuilding Commission, inter alia, to bring together all relevant actors to marshal resources and advice on and propose integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery,

Determined to strengthen the partnership and cooperation between Sierra Leone and the Peacebuilding Commission,

Recognizing the progress made in Sierra Leone’s stabilization, recovery and peacebuilding since the signing of the Lomé Peace Agreement (1999),

Mindful that lasting peace and sustainable development in Sierra Leone would require addressing the remaining threats to stability and the root causes of the conflict,

Stressing the need to build on existing achievements, strategies and commitments for peace and development and to continue their implementation,

Noting the strong partnership and coordination structures in Sierra Leone between the national authorities and the international community,

Recognizing that peace consolidation in Sierra Leone requires full national ownership and the participation of all relevant stakeholders, such as the central and local governments, civil society, the private sector and international partners,

Further recognizing the need for continued engagement of the international community in the process of peace consolidation until the objectives of sustainable peace are met,

Have developed the present Peacebuilding Cooperation Framework based on the following principles:

(a) National ownership: the primary responsibility and ownership for peace consolidation and the development of a prosperous and democratic Sierra Leone rests with the Government and the people of Sierra Leone;

(b) Mutual accountability: sustainable peacebuilding requires a strong partnership on the basis of mutual respect and accountability between the Government and the people of Sierra Leone and their international partners;

(c) Sustained engagement: peacebuilding is a long-term process requiring sustained and predictable engagement from all stakeholders.