The top echelon of the United Nations, led by the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General, Dr. Muhammad Ibn Chambas has reaffirmed their unreserved support for the President of The Gambia and to stand by his government to successfully carry out institutional and governance reforms being undertaken.
‘’You can continue to count on the support of the Peacebuilding Commission, right from the UN Secretary General himself. We are there with you in support of your effort to build a new Gambia. The commission is at your full disposal to make sure whatever is pledged [$20M for the peace process] is there for you’’.
He added that the high level UN representation at the launching of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission shows that the international body is fully committed to support the democratic change being carried out including the ongoing reforms in security sector.
The UN dignitaries made the pledges during a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Adama Barrow at the State House on Tuesday.
Accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Momodou Tangara, who was praised by the visiting delegation as a widely respected at the UN level, the UN team comprised of the Assistant Secretary General for Peace Building, Mr. Oscar Fernandez Teranco; the current Chairperson of the UN Peace Building Commission, Ambassador Ion Jinga; among other senior UN officials at both the national and regional levels.
Source: State House