Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, the Vice President of Sierra Leone, stood at the forefront of the African Union’s 37th Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Ethiopia on February 17th, 2024. Acting on behalf of President Bio, Dr. Jalloh delivered two pivotal reports, underscoring Sierra Leone’s commitment to regional advancement and global reform.

Addressing the esteemed gathering, Vice President Jalloh articulated the significance of the reports with fervor. “Firstly,” he proclaimed, “the 24th C-10 report on the reform of the UN Security Council,” symbolizing a concerted effort towards reshaping global governance. Sierra Leone’s proactive stance in advocating for a more inclusive and representative UN Security Council resonated powerfully throughout the assembly.

Moreover, Dr. Jalloh shed light on the African Peer Review report, a testament to the continent’s introspective evaluation and commitment to good governance. Adopted by the 33rd Summit of the African Peer Review Forum, this report signifies Africa’s collective endeavor towards transparency, accountability, and sustainable development.

Underlining the remarkable progress achieved under President Bio’s leadership, Vice President Jalloh emphasized Sierra Leone’s instrumental role in galvanizing support for the Common African Position regarding the UN Security Council’s reform. The tireless efforts to encourage African states to accede to the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) showcased Sierra Leone’s dedication to fostering intra-African cooperation and cohesion.

President Bio’s exemplary leadership drew accolades from the assembly, with unanimous endorsement and adoption of the presented reports. The resounding support symbolizes not only Sierra Leone’s strides but also the collective aspiration of African nations towards a more equitable and prosperous future.

As the baton of leadership passes, Vice President Jalloh extended warm wishes to Algeria’s President Abdelmadid Tebboune, who assumes the Chair of the African Peer Review Forum for the term 2024-2026. Such transitions epitomize the continuity of commitment and collaboration within the African Union, ensuring the sustainability of its objectives and initiatives.

Expressing gratitude, Dr. Jalloh commended the Sierra Leone delegation for their exemplary dedication and hard work, underscoring the importance of teamwork in achieving collective aspirations. Furthermore, he extended heartfelt appreciation to the Government of Ethiopia for their gracious hospitality, facilitating fruitful deliberations and fostering camaraderie among member states.