The United Nations in Liberia
The United Nations is represented by the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), as well as 16 agencies, funds, programmes, and the World Bank. All UN programmes in Liberia are aligned with the national medium-term strategy, the Agenda for Transformation 2013-2017. Initiatives are underway in each of the national strategy's four Pillars: Peace, Security and Rule of Law; Economic Transformation; Human Development; and, Governance and Public Institutions.
The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced today. The outbreak, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, is unprecedented in scope – with more than 4,000 cases having been reported across the region and over 2,200 deaths.
More than $1bn (£618m) is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak - a tenfold increase in the past month, the UN's Ebola co-ordinator has said.
David Nabarro made the announcement as the World Health Organization (WHO) described the health crisis as "unparalleled in modern times".
LOUISIANA TOWN, Liberia 3 July 2014 – Approximately 200 students from four communities in Montserrado County will begin their next school year in a safe learning environment designed with their needs in mind, thanks to the launch of the newly constructed Louisiana Primary School. The new facility, which was formally handed over to the community by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF, is the latest to be launched under a Government of Japan funded initiative to provide safe, child-friendly schools to communities across Liberia.More...