The Deputy Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, has disclosed that the Government of Sierra Leone has put in place measures to tackle the global financial challenges that are ravaging developing countries, across the world, Sierra Leone inclusive.

H E Ambassador Amara Sowa made the statement during the Second Committee joint discussion on Agenda items 16 and 17 respectively dealing with macroeconomic policy and the implementation of the Outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development.

Going forward, he emphasized that inequity and the cascading crises of climate change, energy, and food scarcity have compounded the numerous challenges facing the global community adding that Sierra Leone, in its effort, to address those complex challenges has initiated a range of financing policies and programs in the past year to inject stability in the financial system of the country.

According to the Ambassador, these measures include, among others, the effective implementation of Sierra Leone’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion within the overall context of the country’s integrated national financing framework.

He further noted that Sierra Leone has also focused on assessments of the Diaspora Investment Potentials of the country and the SDG Investor Mapping.

“We therefore recommit to working with Development Partners on the ground, ranging from the UN system, the International Financial Institutions to bilateral partners and non-governmental organizations, in a bid to transform our economy, build resilient systems, and ultimately achieve the SDGs,” he said.

In closing his intervention, the Envoy emphasized that Sierra Leone is fully committed to the vision and goals of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the SDGs .