On 22 March, the Secretary-General’s Executive Representative in Sierra Leone briefed Council members on the work of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). Earlier that month, the Peacebuilding Commission delegation visited Sierra Leone to assess the implementation of the country’s peacebuilding priorities.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone held its final hearing in Freetown, with judges upholding the convictions of three former rebel Revolutionary United Front leaders.
On 15 September, the Council adopted resolution 1886, which called upon the Secretary-General to develop a set of benchmarks for the transition of UNIPSIL into a UN Country Team presence. On 14 September the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone presented the latest report of the Secretary-General on Sierra Leone.
On 8 April, the Special Court for Sierra Leone sentenced Sesay, Kallon and Gbao to jail terms of between 25 and 52 years.