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HISTORIC: President Bio Leads UN Resolution for Survivors of Sexual Violence,

HISTORIC: President Bio Leads UN Resolution for Survivors of Sexual Violence,

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HISTORIC: President Bio Leads UN Resolution for Survivors of Sexual Violence,

By State House Media and Communications Unit 

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has successfully moved for a UN resolution on sexual violence survivors, a historic feat that marks the first time in the history of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, to have sexual violence survivors on the agenda.   

When on 15 April 2021 President Bio agreed to become the lead facilitator of the resolution for survivors of sexual violence at the 76th UNGA in 2021, supported by Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) and Black Thought (Tarik Trotter) of The Roots, Rise seized the opportunity to directly pitch to him for Sierra Leone to become the lead sponsor.

“I cannot be a silent witness to this crime. The silence of men is deafening. Our commitment [to survivors] is absolute,” said the President, when he agreed to partner with Rise, a United States based national nonprofit, founded by Amanda Nguyen, a survivor of sexual violence who penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after her own rape.

"Friends of Hands Off Our Girls Campaign" raised US $110,000 dollars

"Friends of Hands Off Our Girls Campaign" raised US $110,000 dollars

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"Friends of Hands Off Our Girls Campaign" raised US $110,000 dollars

Sierra Leone's First Lady Fatima Bio Presents "Hands Off Our Girls" as the People's Campaign, Praises Husband on Securing UNGA Agenda Item for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Maryland, United States, Saturday 25 September 2021 – Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Madam Fatima Bio, has presented to Sierra Leoneans in the USA and dubbed the "Hands Off Our Girls" as the People's Campaign where she praised her husband, His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio, for successfully securing an agenda item at the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

President Bio Attends Opening of 76th General Assembly

President Bio Attends Opening of 76th General Assembly

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President Bio Attends Opening of 76th General Assembly

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has attended the opening session of the 76th United Nations General Assembly on the theme: "Building resilience through hope - to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people and revitalize the United Nations".

US President Joe Biden, in his first such address to the assembly since his election, started off with the devastation caused by COVID-19 to countries and their economies across the world.

“We meet this year in a moment  intermingled with great pain and extraordinary possibility. We’ve lost so much to this devastating pandemic that continues to claim lives around the world and impact so much on our existence.

President Bio Holds Bilateral Meetings with Presidents of Slovenia, DR Congo, and Director-General of WTO

President Bio Holds Bilateral Meetings with Presidents of Slovenia, DR Congo, and Director-General of WTO

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President Bio Holds Bilateral Meetings with Presidents of Slovenia, DR Congo, and Director-General of WTO

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has held productive bilateral meetings on the margins of the 76th UN General Assembly, UNGA, with President Borut Pahor of the Republic of Slovenia, President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, and Director-General of World Trade Organisation, WTO, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

President Bio commended President Pahor for the leadership of the European Council and explained that the strategic priority of his government was human capital development.

In his remarks the Slovenian President commended President Bio for his leadership and expressed interest in exploring business opportunities between the two countries.

Six Special Electricity Crimes Court for Electricity Theft

Six Special Electricity Crimes Court for Electricity Theft

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Six Special Electricity Crimes Court for Electricity Theft

The Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay has revelaed that six Special Electricity Crimes Courts have been constituted during the unveiling of the Joint Field Task Force at the conference room of the Ministry of Information and Communications at Youyi Building, Freetown on Wednesday 21st September 2021.

At a special press briefing,  the Minister of Energy updated the media extensively on the issue of electricity theft and other related infractions.

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