Sierra Leone’s health minister appointed UN Special Rep on Sexual Violence

25 Jun

Olusegun Ogundeji – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the current Minister of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone, Ms Zainab Bangura, as his new Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. She will replace Margot Wallström, a Swedish politician who had served in the position since it was created two years ago. Ms Bangura is expected to bring her over 20 years of policy, diplomatic and practical experience in the field of governance, conflict resolution and reconciliation in Africa to the new position. She is also experienced in meeting with interlocutors in diverse situations, including rebel groups, and familiar in dealing with state and non-state actors relevant to issues of sexual violence while fighting corruption and impunity.

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