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8 March 2017

UN Secretary General's Message on International Women's Day

New York, 8 March 2017   Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted... Read more

6 February 2017
Press Release

Statement by the United Nations in Sierra Leone on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Globally, more than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have been subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of FGM/C worldwide,... Read more

24 January 2017

Launch of the 2015 Population and Housing Census Report

Sierra Leone’s 2015 Population and Housing Census report was officially launched by the President of the Republic His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, on Friday 21 December 2016 at State House. The... Read more

19 August 2016

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director on World Humanitarian Day - August 19

Nearly 60 million people are forcibly displaced by conflict, war and persecution, the largest number since the United Nations was created 70 years ago in the ashes of the Second World War. And due to... Read more

10 August 2016

2nd IRMNH Multi-year Annual Survey Report shared with Partners

The report of the 2nd Multi-Year Annual Survey to monitor programme effectiveness of the DFID-supported 'Improving Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health' (IRMNH) programme in Sierra Leone, was... Read more

19 July 2016

UNFPA Country Office holds Annual Retreat

The 2016 Annual Retreat of the UNFPA Sierra Leone Country Office is in progress at The Place, Tokeh Beach on the outskirt of Freetown, with all Country Office staff in attendance.   The four-day... Read more

11 July 2016

Message from UNFPA Executive Director on World Population Day - 11 July

Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world   The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time... Read more

11 July 2016

Government, UNFPA, Partners Celebrate World Population Day

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) in collaboration with UNFPA and partners celebrated this year’s World Population Day on 11 July 2016, on theme, “Investing in Teenage Girls... Read more

5 July 2016

New Representative Presents Credentials to H. E. The President at State House

The new UNFPA Representative, Dr Kim Dickson paid a courtesy call on H.E., The President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown, on Tuesday, July 5 where she presented her credentials. Dr... Read more

4 July 2016

21 Anesthetic Technicians, 91 Midwives Sign Bonding Agreement with MoHS/UNFPA

Twenty one Anesthetic Technicians and 91 midwives in training signed bonding agreements with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) and UNFPA on 4 July 2016, for the MoHS to have the exclusive... Read more