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.
Monrovia, LIBERIA, 11 December 2013 – UNICEF and the Government of Liberia today called for accelerated efforts to boost birth registration in the country.
“Over ninety percent of Liberian children under five are not registered. Officially, they are invisible. This is unacceptable,” said the UNICEF Liberia Representative, Sheldon Yett, at a media conference coinciding with UNICEF’s 67th anniversary.More...
Message on THE DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA
5 December 2013
Nelson Mandela was a singular figure on the global stage -- a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration.
I am profoundly saddened by his passing. On behalf of the United Nations, I extend my deepest condolences to the people of South Africa and especially to Nelson Mandela’s family and loved ones.
4 December 2013. Monrovia, Liberia: The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has commended Liberia for progress made in its national HIV and AIDS response. In a statement issuedto commemorate World AIDS Day on Sunday 1 December 2013, UNAIDS’ Executive Director Michel Sidibé said Liberia has made progress towards the achievement of global targets.
In the words of Mr. Sidibé: “In Liberia, we are aware of the significant progress that has been made over the last few years to reduce the spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of AIDS on people infected or affected by HIV.More...