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22 Dec 2005 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 22 December 2005 - The Status of Mission Agreement (SOMA) for the United Nations Integrated Mission in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) was today, signed at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Freetown. The Agreement was signed on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Momodu Koroma, while the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sierra Leone (DSRSG) and Executive Representative of the Secretary General designate, Mr. J.

15 Dec 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR294 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 15 December 2005 --- 290 Pakistani soldiers, representing the last contingent of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) troops, left Freetown today for their home country Pakistan.

The Pakistani contingent who had left the Hastings Transit Camp yesterday amid cheers and expression of appreciation from the locals, left Lungi International Airport aboard Askari Aviation Airline at exactly 09.38 hours to reunite with their families which they left back home.

The departure of the Pakistani contingents marks the end …

14 Dec 2005 description

The United Nations Security Council has approved Secretary-General Kofi Annan's appointment of Victor Angelo as his Executive Representative and Head of Mission for the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL). This appointment is the first of its kind and is in line with the spirit of UN reforms.

26 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR272 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone - 26 September 2005 - A special video taped message from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone (SRSG) was shown to students in two secondary schools in Freetown on Monday.

In his message, the SRSG, Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago, told the students that he thought it important to send this personal message explaining UNAMSIL's withdrawal on 31 December 2005 and all the accomplishments, along with Sierra Leoneans, in bringing peace and stability to the country.

20 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR267 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 20 September 2005 - Sierra Leone Civil society Organizations have been advised to play more active role in the search for a brighter future for the country so that a strong message will be sent not just to West Africa, but to the entire world that it is possible to experience a serious, damaging conflict and yet overcome it and tread the path of reconciliation and national development.

20 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR266 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 20 September 2005 - For the first time in the history of Sierra Leone, three leading political parties in this tiny West African country today sat down under one table during the first ever session on inter-party dialogue organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).

17 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR265 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone-17th September 2005 -- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) in Sierra Leone, Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago, has appealed to the people of Sierra Leone to work hard and utilize the abundant natural resources and fertile land that the country has been endowed with.

He offered the appeal on Saturday 17 September 2005 at the commissioning of Pebu Primary School in Kailahun, the Eastern Region that was financed by UNAMSIL and built by Pakistan Battalion (PAKBATT) in cooperation with the National Army …

09 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR261 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone-- 09 September 2005, As the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL embarks upon its final withdrawal process, the Sierra Leone Security Forces have been admonished to subject themselves to the legitimacy of civilian authority as provided by the constitution.

The Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sierra Leone, Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago, made this call at the closing ceremony of a one-week seminar on Civil- Military Relations organized by the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) for …

08 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR260 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 08 September 2005, The 12th Sierra Leone Development Partnership Committee (DEPAC) meeting takes place today at the Country Lodge, Hill Station Freetown. The meeting is co-chaired by the Vice President, Mr. Solomon Berewa, UNDP Resident Coordinator who is also the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sierra Leone, Mr. Victor Angelo, and the World Bank Country Manager, Mr.

05 Sep 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR259 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone--- 05 September 2005, The Arms for Development Project which began in Sierra Leone with a pilot program in 2003 and full scale implementation in 2004 have begun to show dividends in isolated communities.

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) for Sierra Leone and United Nations Development Programs UNDP Resident Representative, Mr.

31 Aug 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR258 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone-31 August 2005, The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) for Sierra Leone and United Nations Development Projects (UNDP) Resident Coordinator, Mr. Victor Angelo, today attended the Sierra Leone Cabinet meeting at the invitation of President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, to appraise the meeting on the progress so far made on the implementation of the UNAMSIL/ UNCT transition plan.

20 Jul 2005 description

Ref No UNAMSIL/PIO/PR250 /2005

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 20 July 2005 -- More than 200 hundred people braved heavy rain Tuesday to attend the commissioning of the newly renovated and refurbished Waterloo Magistrates Court by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Ambassador Daudi Ngalautwa Mwakawago.

The rehabilitation of the building was undertaken by UNAMSIL's Pakistani Engineers.

The building had been in a dilapidated condition since rebels burnt it during the war and its rehabilitation is a demonstration …