In a significant development, Sierra Leone is poised to be elected to the United Nations Security Council on June 6th, 2023, according to David Francis, the Foreign and International Corporation Minister for the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The United Nations Security Council, entrusted with the crucial responsibility of maintaining global peace and security, will welcome Sierra Leone as a non-permanent member in the 2024-2025 term. This marks the country’s second stint on the council since its initial election in 1971.
Sierra Leone, a proud member of the UN, successfully secured its candidacy against Nigeria, with the latter opting to support Sierra Leone’s bid. Additionally, several other nations have confirmed their intention to vote for Sierra Leone, as announced by Minister Francis. This show of support underscores the confidence placed in Sierra Leone’s ability to serve effectively on the UN Security Council.
Minister Francis expressed his satisfaction, stating, “For the first time, Sierra Leone is going to get elected to go back to the Security Council after 50 years. We have done a lot of work in the last two years. We have done a lot of campaigns for this election.”
He further emphasized the positive responses received from other nations, signaling a promising outcome for Sierra Leone’s candidacy on June 6th.
If elected, Sierra Leone will have the opportunity to contribute to international peace and security in collaboration with other council members, playing a significant role on the global stage.