Assistant UN Secretary-General & UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Asa Regner and UN Women Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Oulimata Sarr to visit Sierra Leone

Freetown, 27 June 2022: UN Women wish to announce the visit of Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director, Asa Regner, and UN Women Regional Director of West and Central Africa, Oulimata Sarr, to Sierra Leone from June 29 to July 1, 2022.


DED Asa Regner and RD Oulimata Sarr : Photo Credit UN Women
DED Asa Regner and RD Oulimata Sarr : Photo Credit UN Women

Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director (DED) of UN Women Asa Regner and Regional Director for West and Central Africa (WCARO) of UN Women Oulimata Sarr’s visit aims to strengthen and re-affirm UN Women's support toward the advancement of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls with a view to furthering advocacy and partnership in line with the development agenda of Sierra Leone and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

ASG/DED Asa Regner will meet with the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Brigadier (Retired) Dr. Julius Maada Bio, the Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, the Speaker of Parliament Dr. Abass Bundu, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Gender and Children's Affairs and Finance, members of the Female Parliamentary Caucus, and the Statistician-General of Statistics Sierra Leone.

Additionally, she will meet with members of the Diplomatic Corps and Heads of the International Financial Institutions (IFI), development partners, civil society organizations, women, and youth groups in Sierra Leone.

ASG/DED Asa Regner will also pay a courtesy call on the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone, Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi (PhD), attend a special United Nations Country Team meeting, and host a townhall-styled engagement with the UN Women team in the country.
She will give a keynote address at the 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights 2022 (ACSHR 2022) with a focus on the Generation Equality Forum and the European Union - United Nations Spotlight Initiative.

Link to biographies of:
1. ASG/DED Asa Regner: Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Programme, Civil Society and Intergovernmental Support | About us: Directorate | UN Women – Headquarters
2. Oulimata Sarr is the Regional Director for West and Central Africa| About us: Regional directorate | UN Women – Africa

For more information, please contact:
1. Patience Ekeoba: UN Women Programme Coordination Specialist;
2. Faisal Lewally: Communications Focal Point;; Cellphone: +23299520730
3. Yeama Sarah Thompson: Commissioned Communications Consultant;; Cellphone + 232 79107752

About UN-Women: UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes, and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the SDGs a reality for women and girls and stands behind women's equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities