Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator for The Gambia, Mrs. Seraphine Wakana, on the release by the Government of The Gambia of its White Paper on the recommendations of the Truth, Reconciliation & Reparations Commission (TRRC)
25 May 2022
RC Wakana on Govt White Paper
The UN Country Team in The Gambia welcomes the government’s release of a White Paper outlining its approach to implementing the Truth, Reconciliation & Reparations Commission (TRRC) recommendations.
We heartily congratulate the government, the TRRC, Gambian civil society and all other friends and partners who contributed to reaching this significant milestone in The Gambia’s transitional justice process.
The UN will remain a committed partner of the government as it implements TRRC-recommended reforms to promote justice, reparations, reconciliation, and national healing.
We particularly welcome the government’s intention to create a Peace and Reconciliation Commission to promote peace and reconciliation and foster social cohesion. Such an institution should provide an invaluable anchor for the country’s national peace infrastructure.
On Africa Day 2022, The Gambia has provided hope to an entire continent. The UN is proud to have played a supporting role in getting to where we are today, and we re-affirm our commitment to supporting the government and people of the Gambia.