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UN Secretary General says Sierra Leone is a success story in post-conflict recovery



Sierra Leone has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General as a "success story" because of the great strides it has made towards peace, stability and long-term development. "Sierra Leone represents one of the world's most successful cases of post-conflict recovery, peacekeeping and peacebuilding," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a press conference alongside Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma in Freetown on Wednesday.
He called on other countries to draw hope from Sierra Leone's "inspiring example of the “power of international solidarity and national resolve to overcome even the most brutal conflicts."
The UN is ending its peace and political operations on 31 March to focus more on supporting the economic development of the West African nation.
Fifteen years after it was established, the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) formally transferred its responsibility to the UN Country Team, which consists of 19 agencies, funds and programmes, based on the UN Development Assistance Framework, known as UNDAF.




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