After Welcoming Steady Progress, Under the New Direction...
Sierra Leone Exits the United Nations Peace Building Commission, after 14 years
On the 10th December 2020, the Government of Sierra Leone, under the esteemed leadership of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has finally exited the formal Agenda of the United Nations Peace Building Commission’s Configuration.
Sierra Leone joined the UN PBC on the 26th June 2006 to support peace efforts in the country, as it emerged from the 11 years conflict. The UN PBC helped to propose an integrated strategy for post-conflict peace building and recovery, bringing together all relevant actors and marshal resources to support peace building process in the country.
In a virtual meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in New York, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai and his counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mrs Nabeela Tunis, in their statements, noted the significant progress the country has made since the establishment of the Peace Building Commission.
Both Ministers clearly registered Sierra Leone’s appreciation and endorsement of the Five priority areas of engagement identified in the roadmap document, with its associated principles to guide the post-Exit engagement to success.
Both Ministers, in their statement, thanked the United Nations and the PBC for having tremendously assisted Sierra Leone to emerge from a protracted 11-year conflict and highly fragile contexts in the 1900s and early 2000s, to a more predictable and hopeful environment, currently.
This is another milestone for Sierra Leone's #NewDirection administration and a demonstration of confidence in the country's progress and future.