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05 Dec 2017 description

The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) trained journalists in Voinjama, Lofa County from 28 to 30 November 2017. The initiative titled: Gender Sensitive Reporting; fairer portrayal of Women in the Media was funded by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)’s Quick Impact Project to strengthen the skills of journalists and editors to analyze facts, issues and data from a gender perspective.

24 Nov 2017 description

On 17 November 2017, UNMIL supported the Ministry of Justice and the Liberia Law Enforcement Association to convene a dialogue on the role of security sector institutions in promoting a peaceful, democratic and transparent election at the Bassa Women's Association in Buchanan. One hundred participants represented government agencies, security and justice sector institutions, civil society organizations, women, youth and traditional groups and UNMIL.

07 Oct 2017 description

Monrovia - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Farid Zarif was today among dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the construction of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) at SKD Boulevard Junction, Monrovia.

07 Oct 2017 description

Monrovia - UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Rule of Law, Waldemar Vrey today at the launch of the Human Rights Resource Centre at the Ministry of Justice said that lack of domestication of international human rights treaties continues to draw Liberia back.

09 Aug 2017 description

Lofa, 7 August 2017 – UNMIL Head of Field Office Voinjama, Ms. Frances Alesi attended a one day peace awareness ceremony in Zorzor District organized by the Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET). Women from the rural communities of Voinjama, Zorzor and Salaye representing WIPNET, peace actors and local authorities, all gathered for a “Mat of Prayers” ceremony to pray for a peaceful elections.

18 Jul 2017 description

Monrovia - Today at the official launch of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)-led Emergency Response Mechanism project in Monrovia, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Liberia Farid Zarif, expressed confidence in the capacity of Liberia to forge ahead after the final withdrawal of UNMIL next year.

06 Jul 2017 description

Monrovia – Speaking at a national conference convened on the elimination of hate speech, UNMIL DSRSG Waldemar Vrey today said that although freedom of speech is a fundamental right, Liberians should refrain from engaging in or listening to hate speech in order to sustain the ongoing peace and reconciliation process after 14 years of civil war.

29 Jun 2017 description

Voinjama, Liberia – The United Nations Police (UNPOL) and Liberia National Police (LNP) recently conducted a joint field visit to Lofa County to support national counterparts on security arrangements and advise on strengthening relationships with communities during the electioneering period.

“This is fundamental to ensure a safe and violence-free election process.” said UNPOL Civilian Police, Emmanuel Nii Annan during the visit.

21 May 2017 description
  1. In pursuance of the implementation of their respective mandates of facilitating peaceful, inclusive, credible, free and fair elections, the Office of the Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, The African Union Liaison Office in Liberia (AU) and The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) support the initiative to hold a National Forum of all Political Parties and stakeholders planned for 31 May 2017 and 1 June 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia.

20 May 2017 description

Yusef Marda wasn’t naïve about the risks awaiting him when he set out on the long journey from his hometown of Kufra, deep in the Sahara Desert, to the nearest functioning civilian airport more than a thousand kilometres away. He was headed to Tunis, to attend a youth reconciliation workshop. But to get there, he had to traverse unsafe territory.

28 Jan 2017 description

Hamamat, Tunis, 26 January 2017 - UNSMIL and UNDP facilitated the follow-up Conference on Women’s Peace Agenda under the slogan of (Together we Make Peace). More than 60 women from all regions of Libya gathered in Hamamat, Tunis for the period 23-26 January 2017 to discuss ways forward and strategies for joint actions to promote peace in Libya. In his opening remarks via recorded video, Mr. Martin Kobler, the SRSG emphasized on UN Security Council Resolution, 1325 on women, peace and security that provides a framework for women to participate in the peace processes.

14 Oct 2016 description

UN report urges Liberia to act on rape

MONROVIA / GENEVA (14 October 2016) - A UN report released today documents the high incidence of rape in Liberia as well as the widespread impunity enjoyed by perpetrators.

31 Dec 2015 description

Monrovia, 31 December 2015

UNMIL Officer-in-Charge Waldemar Vrey made the following statement today:

The United Nations Mission in Liberia learned on 29 December of an allegation that two members of its military personnel were involved in a possible case of serious misconduct in Bong County on 4 December. The alleged misconduct involved the beating of a teenage boy.

19 Dec 2015 description

1. Executive summary

  1. This report was prepared by the Human Rights and Protection Section (HRPS) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and is released jointly with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). HRPS is mandated to promote, protect and monitor human rights in Liberia, with “special attention to violations committed against women and children.”

24 Jun 2015 description

This week, several hundred students and teachers in Montserrado County began receiving the first of over 700,000 learning kits that are being distributed to schools across Liberia. The kits, which will be distributed across the country over the next twelve weeks, will help students continue educational activity.

05 Dec 2014 description

Monrovia, 4 December 2014

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Karin Landgren made the following statement today:

A member of UNMIL military personnel tested positive for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on 3 December. The patient is receiving treatment at an Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia.

14 Oct 2014 description

Monrovia, 14 October 2014

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Karin Landgren made the following statement today:

A United Nations Volunteer, who worked in UNMIL Medical, has passed away in hospital, after testing positive for the Ebola Virus Disease [EVD] on 6 October. This is the second death in the mission due to Ebola. An earlier probable case resulted in the death of a national staff member on 25 September.

09 Oct 2014 description

Special Representative of the Secretary-General Karin Landgren made the following statement today:
An UNMIL international staff member has tested positive for the Ebola Virus Disease [EVD], after presenting themselves as symptomatic to UNMIL Medical on 5 October. The staff member, who works for UNMIL Medical, is receiving treatment.