President Julius Maada Bio is set to showcase Sierra Leone’s development strides at the United Nations General Assembly.
The Meeting is his first as Non-Permanent Member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This serves as a greater level of responsibility now that the West African country is a non-permanent member of the UNSC.
Under the theme, “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for All”, the President is expected to proactively engage his colleague Heads of State, Government officials attending UNGA, Heads of International Financial Institutions, Philanthropic Organisations and the media and will showcase Sierra Leone’s development strides and highlight his Government’s vision for sustainable transformation for the next five years. He will also engage with key stakeholders before the commencement of Sierra Leone’s tenure as a Non-Permanent member of the UN Security Council for the term 2024-2025.
Sierra Leone is expected to assume the UN Security Council Presidency in August 2024. The country, voted for by 188 countries out of 193 UN member states on 6 June 2022, is returning to the Council in that category after 53 years, a demonstration of respect for the small West African nation.