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UN peace building office branches in Sierra Leone

afrol News, 3 October - Sierra Leone will be second African country to receive UN peace building commission's post conflict help. Office of UNIPSIL was opened in the yesterday.

Burundi, is one of the two countries that have received support from commission established in 2005.

According to UN report, new office mission is to upgrade Sierra Leone vast challenges of post-war and rebuild country back to its peaceful state.

The mission will also provide assistance to national and local efforts for identifying and resolving tensions and threats of potential conflict, and will coordinate work of all UN funds, agencies and programmes.

UNIPSIL office is the outcome of UN missions over a decade, after replacing UN political Office known as UNIOSIL in August.

Report further stated that mission will closely monitor and promote human rights, democratic institutions and rule of law, including efforts to counter trans-national organised crime and drug trafficking.

New office will be consisted with seventy staff members, who will concentrate more on consolidating good governance reforms, especially focusing on instruments like anti-corruption commission.

UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), which was mandated by Security Council in August to replace UN political office known as UNIOSIL, is the latest in a series of UN missions over past 10 years that have helped the country get back on its feet.

Sierra Leone is still recovering from a civil war that wracked west African country during much of the 1990s.

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