The UN and Sierra Leone

This new book has been added to the anthology on the Centre of Sierra Leone Studies page. The author Ade Daramy writes:

“Some may be surprised to know that almost from the moment it obtained full member status, Sierra Leone played and continues to play an active, involved role in the life of the United Nations, taking part in several aspects of the organisation’s activities. It may surprise some to know that as well as being the beneficiary of UN military peace-keeping aid, Sierra Leone has, as part of its contribution to peacekeeping, lent its troops to serve in conflict zones. Almost as soon as it became a member, Sierra Leone threw itself into UN activities. In the 1960s, the country’s representatives were at the forefront of committees debating important matters such as sanctions against South Africa’s apartheid regime.”

The book is illustrated with many fascinating photographs.

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