Sierra Leone at the UN Security Council

Sierra Leone Statement at the UN Security Council  Explanation Of Vote On 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) And 2253 (2015) Concerning Isil (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida and Associated Individuals, Groups, Undertakings And Entities Draft Resolution


Mr. President,   

Sierra Leone welcomes the  adoption of the resolution, which reaffirms the United Nations’ commitment to fight against terrorism and terrorist acts, especially those committed by ISIL/Da’esh, Al-Qaida, and their affiliates. 

We voted in support of the resolution to renew the 1267 sanction regime mandate because of our firm belief that it has been an effective mechanism in combatting global terrorism and fighting against ISIL/Da’esh, despite ongoing challenges.

We believe the [] adoption of this resolution further strengthens the need for ongoing vigilance in monitoring terrorist groups and encourages international cooperation to support anti-terrorism efforts.

In voting for this resolution, we believe that high-risk jurisdictions need to comply with international standards for Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) as established by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). We also recognize the efforts of CTED and CTC to involve the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and other global financial regulatory bodies in this process. 

Similarly, we welcome the inclusion of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) as a designated listing criterion. We believe this is a positive step in the right direction, and we further anticipate its full implementation. Additionally, its inclusion as a designated criterion will help increase accountability for SGBV linked to terrorism.

We appreciate this Council’s continued commitment to preventing terrorist acts and promoting peace and prosperity through collaboration and dialogue with host and neighboring countries in the fight against global terrorism.

In closing, we congratulate the United States of America, in its capacity as penholder, for steering these negotiations in an inclusive manner and for considering all Council members’ input and positions.

I thank you. 

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