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08 Oct 2012 description

Twenty-forth high-level meeting of Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa

Dakar, 8 October, 2012 - The Heads of the United Nations (UN) Peace Missions in West Africa held their twenty-fourth high-level consultation in Dakar to review progress in the coordination of the activities of the United Nations in promoting peace and stability in the sub-region.

23 May 2012 description

Ms. Yasmina Bouziane, UNMIL Spokesperson, Mr. Peter Quaqua, President, Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Ms. Luisa Piette, UNESCO - Liberia Consultant and ICFJ Knight Fellow, Mr. Ronald Kayanja, Mr. Bill Burke, IREX Senior Communications Specialist, Ms. Tilly Gardner, UNESCO- Ivory Coast,

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Ms. Yasmina Bouziane (UNMIL Spokesperson)

23 Sep 2011 description


• Last week, 813 Ivorian refugees were relocated to PTP, Little Wlebo and Bahn camps. This includes 588 refugees to PTP, 31 individuals to Bahn camp and 194 refugees to Little Wlebo.
Among those who relocated to Little Wlebo following an awareness campaign included 125 refugees from River Gee County most of whom had earlier refused to relocate following the introduction of new services in host communities by some partners.

22 Dec 2009 description


Freetown, Sierra Leone - UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj, has awarded two hundred and fifty members of the Mongolian Guard Force peacekeeping medals for their role in contributing to peace-building efforts and the dispensation of justice while guarding the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

In her remarks in Freetown on 21 December, Ms.

30 Nov 2009 description

ERU Passes the Haflway Mark

The elite component of the Liberia National Police (LNP), the Emergency Response Unit (ERU), has now passed the halfway mark with 80 LNP officers from Class Four recently completing the special training and thus bringing the total strength to 287 ERU officers since training of this selected unit began in mid-2008. The ERU now also benefits from an exclusive Command Center.

The ERU is being trained to deal with crimes which may require the use of firearms.

14 May 2008 description

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Freetown, Sierra Leone - The Force Commander of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Lt.-Gen. Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor, has said that UNMIL will remain resolute in maintaining the peace and stability of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

17 Feb 2008 description
11 - 17 February 2008


- Stakeholders discuss durable solutions for refugee integration in Liberia

Refugee integration stakeholders meeting in Monrovia

The Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) in collaboration with UNHCR held a one-day Stakeholder's Conference on 13 February 2008 to discuss the local integration of Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia. During the Conference, participants affirmed the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the initiative to integrate the refugees.

29 Jan 2008 description

21 - 27 January 2008


- Liberia president pledges support to child survival programmes

Liberia president stresses focus on education during launch of UNICEF's State of the World's Children Report

The local launch of the State of the World's Children 2008 was held in Monrovia on 22 January 2008. Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia performed the official launching exercise and pledged her Government's support to providing universal primary education for all children in Liberia.

06 Dec 2007 description


Solumba, Liberia - A meeting of top military officers from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the three countries of the Mano River Union, aimed at harmonizing the security strategies of the three countries has been held in Solumba, Lofa County, north-western Liberia, close to the point where the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia meet - about 300 kilometres north of Monrovia.

The meeting initiated by UNMIL Force Commander Lt.-Gen.

05 Nov 2006 description
October 30 - November 5, 2006


Improved Road Condition Allows Assessment of Humanitarian Situation in Foya and Kolahun

An improvement in road condition provided an opportunity to assess humanitarian activities in Foya and Kolahun Districts from 1 - 2 November. A team from the UNMIL Humanitarian Coordination Section assessed projects of GTZ, Samaritan's Purse and MSF-France in Foya District, inspected ongoing reconstruction work at the general hospital in Kolahun District and visited the Liberia-Sierra Leone border.

08 Aug 2006 description

Monrovia, Liberia - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Alan Doss, and the Minister of Defence, Mr. Brownie Samukai, together with UNMIL Deputy Force Commander, Maj.-Gen.

31 Jan 2006 description

25 - 31 January 2006


- Kofi Annan appoints panel to monitor sanctions on Liberia

- UNIFEM pledges $500,000 for gender equality

- DSRSG delivers keynote address

- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf gives first press conference in Monrovia

Annan appoints five-member Panel of Experts monitoring Liberian sanctions

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a letter to the Security Council has appointed a five-member Panel of Experts to monitor the renewed sanctions regime the Security Council imposed on Liberia after receiving reports that the West African …

27 Oct 2005 description


The sixth meeting of the Heads of United Nations Peace Missions in West Africa was held in Monrovia, Liberia, on 27 October 2005 under the chairmanship of Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA).

21 Sep 2005 description

15 - 21 September 2005


Elections Update

As of Monday, September 19, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has accredited 1,278 national observers from 20 different organizations and 175 observers belonging to 8 International Observation organizations and two Diplomatic Missions. So far, the highest number of international observers who have received accreditation are from the European Union.

20 Apr 2005 description

A. General Situation