Sierra Leone

  • Tomorrow afternoon (18 September) the Security Council will hold an open debate on the Ebola crisis in West Africa with briefings from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; David Nabarro, the Senior UN System Coordinator for Ebola; Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the…

  • Tomorrow (26 March), the Security Council will be briefed by Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General to Sierra Leone, and Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski (Canada), chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) Sierra Leone country-configuration at a meeting which…

  • March 2014

    Sierra Leone

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Security Council expects a briefing in March on Sierra Leone. Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), is expected to brief the Council for the last time before the mission’s mandate ends on 31 March. Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski (Canada), chair of the Sierra Leone configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), is also expected to address the Council.

  • 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

    Sierra Leone Mission on Pace with Drawdown

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    The Security Council is scheduled to have a briefing on Sierra Leone this afternoon (18 September), followed by consultations. Briefers will be Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in…

  • September 2013

    Sierra Leone

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In September, the Council will be briefed on the report of the Secretary-General regarding the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), most likely by Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNIPSIL. As with past Council practice, Guillermo Rishchynski, chair of the Sierra Leone configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), will also likely brief. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The mandate of UNIPSIL expires on 31 March 2014, by which date the mission should be fully drawn down.

  • The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) tomorrow morning (26 March) for a period of twelve months. The draft resolution was put in blue late…

  • March 2013

    Sierra Leone

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Council expects a briefing in March by Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). A likely outcome is the adoption of a resolution renewing UNIPSIL’s mandate which expires on 31 March.

  • 27 NOVEMBER 2012

    Sierra Leone Consultations

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    On Wednesday afternoon (28 November), the Security Council will hold consultations on the 17 November general elections held in Sierra Leone. (A briefing on Yemen had originally been scheduled, but that meeting has been postponed and replaced by the Sierra…

  • November 2012

    Sierra Leone

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Council will likely be briefed in November by Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen (Denmark), the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), as well as by Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski (Canada), chair of the Sierra Leone configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), after presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone on 17 November, in line with resolution 2065.

  • October 2012

    Sierra Leone

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In October, the Council will receive a briefing from Justice Shireen Avis Fisher, the President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), and Brenda Hollis, the Chief Prosecutor of the Court.

  • 10 SEPTEMBER 2012

    Sierra Leone Briefing and Consultations

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (11 September), the Council will receive a briefing from Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL). Toyberg-Frandzen will present the Secretary-General’s…

  • September 2012

    Sierra Leone

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), which expires on 15 September. Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen (Denmark), the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone and head of UNIPSIL, as well as Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski (Canada), the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s configuration for Sierra Leone, will likely brief the Council. Joseph B. Dauda, Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister, is also expected to make a statement.

  • Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Council will be briefed on the Council visiting mission to West Africa, which took place from 19 - 23 May. Council members visited Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. The co-leads for each country were:…

  • FREETOWN: Council members arrived in Sierra Leone, the final leg of their visiting mission to West Africa, on Wednesday morning (23 May). The UK and South Africa were the co-leads on this leg. Council members had just one day in…

  • This afternoon (Thursday, 17 May), Council members will have consultations on their forthcoming Council mission to West Africa from 19 to 23 May where they will be visiting Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone. It is likely that they will…