In a meeting held with the leadership of the Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs, the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Join forces with the Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs to promote peace and social cohesion.

The meeting was set to advance peace, unity, and social harmony in Sierra Leone. The meeting concentrated on the enactment of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UN PBF) project, named “Promote the Creation of an Enabling Environment for the Conduct of Peaceful Elections and Strengthening of Social Cohesion in Sierra Leone,” a project spearheaded by the Ministry.

The Chief Technical Director of UNDP, George Baratashvili, unlocked the discussions by complimenting Minister Amara Kallon on his appointment as the head of the Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs. He presented a summary of the project interventions to Minister Kallon, underlining the vital role of the Ministry in this essential initiative.

The Conflict Prevention Specialist at UNDP, Mfrekeobong Ukpanah, delivered a synopsis of the project’s objectives and conveyed gratitude for the longstanding partnership between the Ministry and UNDP in driving forward the joint UN PBF Project.

The Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF, Neha Naidu, communicated insights into the security of children, praising President Julius Maada Bio’s leadership for prioritizing child safety during the recently finalized elections. Her comments highlighted the obligation and commitment of Sierra Leone’s leadership to defend its most vulnerable citizens.

Minister Amara Kallon expanded a hospitable welcome to the UNDP and UNICEF team, submitting helpful insights into the Ministry’s new mandate, which concentrates on the Public Administration sector. He substantiated the Ministry’s persistent commitment to the UN PBF project, reverberating President Julius Maada Bio’s compatible efforts to create an enabling atmosphere for peaceful elections and reinforce social cohesion throughout Sierra Leone.

At the end, the Minister and his team, along with the representatives from UNDP and UNICEF, underscored their dedication to building a Sierra Leone where peace, unity, and democratic progress are not just aspirations but concrete realities. The Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs, in close partnership with the UN, is poised to play a pivotal role in ensuring that Sierra Leone continues its journey toward a brighter, more stable future.