UN to Continue Supporting Gambia If Current Trajectory Progresses

4/18/2019

The UN has declared its commitment to supporting The Gambia’s coalition government if its progressive trajectory continues. Seraphine Wakana, UN Resident Coordinator in The Gambia, said the government and its partners have made good progress on transparency, accountability, and reciprocity, in the quest for a secure and stable country built on the foundation of tolerance, good governance, and respect for human rights.

She praised the National Strategy for Transitional Justice in The Gambia, due to be validated this month, saying that it “fully captures the holistic, yet bewildering nature and speed at which transitional justice and advancement of human rights is unfolding in The Gambia, all whilst making recommendations on the appropriate sequencing of initiatives, to avoid inter-institutional undermining.”

Ms. Wakana applauded the Justice Ministry for its engagement on transitional justice and commended the Constitutional Review Commission’s initiatives, which are progressing parallel to security sector reform and other legislative reforms.

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