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Liberia Re-Echoes Commitment To UN

President George Weah has reechoed Liberia’s commitment to the United Nations in maintaining world peace and upholding basic human rights.
Speaking on Friday, October 23 during the commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary in Monrovia, the President said it is through peace that development can be possible.
Weah said the occasion bears testament to the foresight of UN vision bearers to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations and be a center of nations; adopted on June 25 and formally enacted in October 24, 1945.
He advanced further that the 75 years of UN existence, Liberia, one of the 50 countries that signed the Chapter in San Francisco is proud to be a success story of what the UN stands for.
Weah continued, “The world is safer today and more prosperous because of the UN. However, some of the main focuses of this August body must be realities because countries and peoples have evolved.”
He believes the world has changed and we must adjust to continue to achieve the objectives of the San Francisco Chapter.
“Over the decades of its existence, the UN has scored remarkable progress around the world, particularly on the peace and security pillar. Its peacekeeping missions, including UNMIL, for example, have brought about law and order from intractable conflict situations,” the President noted.
He said the UN remains the beacon of fundamental human rights for all, including freedom of speech, gender, equality and women’s empowerment.
Additionally, Weah stated that; that body has helped and continues to lead during health emergencies. With UN assistance, Liberia combatted Ebola and is now withstanding COVID-19, a deadly disease that is uncompromising.
He then paid tribute to the United Nations’ Resident Coordinator in Liberia, Kingsley Opoku Amaning and staff for a great working relationship between the UN and the government.
In our various discussions over the implementation of the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, Weah noted, “ There has been a common understanding that our government and the United Nations will work more with the communities across the country.”
“I would therefore like to see a greater and stronger United Nations presence at the community level to enable the body tailor solutions that will benefit the people,” the President said.
In a brief remark, Kingsley Opoku Amaning, UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia pledged the UN and other partners’ support to help in maintaining of peace and stability of the country.
He stated among many things that the forthcoming midterm senatorial poll scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, is a litmus test of the country’s democracy.
Amaning lauded Weah, Civil Society Organizations and others for their understanding in keeping the peace and stability of their country in meeting those challenges.

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