September 11, 2017
The 15 Member States of the African Union Peace and Security Council and its counterpart from the United Nations Security Council held a Joint Annual Consultative Meeting from 7 to 8 September, 2017 at the African Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Among the plethora of items discussed were: the Partnership between the African Union and the United Nations, Funding for Africa Union Peace and Security Activities and the AU Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy/Peace-Building.
Both Councils were obliged to select representatives to make presentations on these items. Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara was nominated by the African Union Peace and Security Council to make a presentation on ‘The AU Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Policy/Peace-Building.’
The nomination of Sierra Leone to serve as a lead presenter on the above topic cannot be unconnected to the fact that the country is a role model for post-conflict peace-building and socio-economic recovery.
One of the United Nations Security Council Representatives in his intervention commended the African Union Peace and Security Council for choosing Sierra Lone to speak on the theme bearing in mind that Sierra Leone is a success story by the UN and the global community in Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development.