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Sierra Leone’s UN Security Council win signals major progress since civil war

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Sierra Leone elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council

Sierra Leone has been elected as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), representing the African region.”

It was a moment of great pride and joy for the people of Sierra Leone when they learned that their country had been elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The news came as a pleasant surprise to everyone, and it was seen as a significant achievement for the West African nation.

The announcement was made after a rigorous voting process, and Sierra Leone emerged as one of the top contenders. The news was greeted with cheers and applause from the people, who saw it as a recognition of the country’s growing importance on the global stage.

The UNSC is one of the most powerful bodies in the world, responsible for maintaining international peace and security. As a non-permanent member, Sierra Leone would have a voice in shaping global policies and decisions that affect the entire world.

The President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, expressed his gratitude to the UN for selecting his country as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. He said that this was a great opportunity for Sierra Leone to contribute to the peace and security of the world.

“BREAKING NEWS: It is with profound honour and a deep sense of fulfilment to convey the news that #SierraLeone, for the first time in 52 years and for only the second time in our nation’s history, has been elected as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2024-2025.

Our candidacy was anchored on the theme of “Partnership, Multilateralism and Representative Approach to Sustained Global Peace and Security” and Sierra Leone was elected by an overwhelming majority of the United Nations General Assembly, running as an endorsed candidate of the @_AfricanUnion.

Our return to the @UN Security Council is a generational accomplishment and a testament to my SLPP Government’s transformation of Sierra Leone’s international reputation and standing and our immense foreign policy gains over the past 5 years.

Our presence on the #UNSC represents our unique success as a democratic and peaceful country of resilience and unbounded optimism. One that successfully transitioned from war to peace while working in partnership with the United Nations. A country no longer defined by the stigma of the past. A beacon of hope and fortitude. A place of great belief that the future will be better, more just and more peaceful because of the investments we are making today in an inclusive and sustainable future.

As Sierra Leone accedes to this primary global decision-making organ on peace and security matters at the United Nations, let me, on behalf of every Sierra Leonean, express our profound gratitude to our #African brothers and sisters and their Governments for their unwavering and unconditional demonstration of solidarity. Sierra Leone’s success is #Africa’s success.

I also thank the member States of the @UN for their overwhelming support and trust in the people and Government of Sierra Leone under my leadership.  

On this momentous day, I call on every Sierra Leonean to hold their head high, celebrate, and be proud of Sierra Leone’s historic achievement at the heart of the international system.” He said

The people of Sierra Leone were thrilled by the news, and they saw it as a sign of hope for their country’s future. They believed that this new role would bring more attention to their nation and help attract more investment and development opportunities.

Sierra Leone’s election as a non-permanent member of the UNSC was a significant milestone for the country. It was a testament to its growing influence and importance in the international community. The people of Sierra Leone were proud of their country’s achievement and looked forward to playing an active role in shaping the future of the world.

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