President Bio calls on the UN Security Council to reform its leadership

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“I have also improved human rights and democratic governance” Bio
By Alpha Kamara in New York
President Julius Maada Bio has called on the United Nations Security Council to reform its leadership. Bio made the statement in New York on Wednesday September 22nd while addressing the world body during its 76th General Assembly in its headquarters. The president said, the organization’s policies drafted 75 years ago should be reformed to reflect its true representation. “Africa has 54 nations with over 1.2 billion people. This must reflect in the leadership of the security council to demonstrate inclusiveness, true representation, and true democracy”, he added.
On Sierra Leone’s progress during the Covid-19 period, President Bio said the country renewed its optimism and growth by creating a quick action to build on resilience. “Sierra Leone no longer wants to be referred to as a nation just coming out of war with severe poverty and hunger, but wants to be seen making strides to move forward through diversified agriculture, education and human development”.
He said his government has reduced Covid19 transmission and deaths and has also improve vaccinations across the country with support from partners.
President Bio also boasted that his government has improved the democratic space and human rights instruments by abolishing the Death Penalty, Seditious Libel law in the constitution. He said he has also set up a committee to oversee peace and national cohesion to consolidate peace and stability in the country.
President Bio also said he has set up Special courts for sexual offenses to support survivors of sexual violence to access speedy trials and justice.
Click on this Youtube link to watch the full statement of President Julius Maada Bio on the UN website.

President Bio calls on the UN Security Council to reform its leadership

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