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Media advisory: visit of the UNICEF Regional Director to Sierra Leone

Visit of the UNICEF Regional Director to Sierra Leone

Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa

Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 July 2009

Freetown  (14th  – 17th July 2009)
Kono  (15th July 2009)

To gain first hand experience of programming in a post-conflict transitional situation with a strategic shift towards long term development.

UNICEF Sierra Leone has signed a three-year country programme (2008 – 2010) with the Government of Sierra Leone, with special focus on enhancing child survival, development and protection with opportunities for extension to 2012 in line with the National Poverty Reduction Strategy II, the President’s Agenda for change and the UN’s Joint vision paper.

The Programme also emphasises knowledge building on the situation of children and fulfillment of their rights, especially through studies, surveys and effective monitoring.

For further information please contact:
Alison Parker, UNICEF Freetown, tel.232 76 601 310/30 777 720, email:






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