A senior United Nations Envoy to Banjul has expressed the UN’s continued support to Gambia’s new leaders, three months after the end of a political standoff, to ensure justice is swiftly delivered to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh’s regime.
Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under Secretary General of Political Affairs was in Banjul to hear from the new leadership where the organization can help.
“ We are encouraged by what we have seen and heard. The United Nations SG is constantly wishing to be brief on Gambia. We want a see successful transition of power. The ECOWAS and AU and UN are firmly behind the Gambia people,” he said.
The Gambia may be facing challenges with its reconciliation efforts. The UN is supporting President Adama Barrow call for a truth commission. The UN has pledged to partner with the Gambia to help the process.
UN says it is not supporting impunity for specific crimes anywhere in the world. It was very much involved in supporting the peaceful transfer power and departure of Jammeh and Barrow to take office and return to Banjul.