Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (S/2012/160)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sierra Leone
Report Analysis: 
  • In the report, the Secretary-General noted positive progression of economic development in the country. While he reported a few minor conflicts between political parties and their supporters, he noted that no major conflicts appear to have taken place.

  • WPS issues were attended to in discussion of SGBV assistance, political representation, training and sensitivity for officers and staff on SGBV and women’s engagement, and the need to prevent violence against women in the upcoming elections.

  • The Secretary-General states also that a bill has been put forward to ensure a 30% quota for women in political positions.

  • While the SG states that preventing violence against women in the elections is an important objective, the report does not detail specific plans in this regard.

Analysis provided by the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, of which WILPF is a member.

PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
Sierra Leone
This report provides reporting on the activities of UNIPSIL from September 2011 to February 2012, covering a period of time that includes preparation for the 2012 elections.