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.
News and Events
Thursday, April 24, 2014
MONROVIA, Liberia 24 April 2014 - Liberia’s participation in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement gained momentum last week at a high level multi-sectorial meeting to review progress in the country’s fight against hunger and under-nutrition. The meeting participants concluded that the country is on track with bringing multiple sectors together to further reduce chronic child malnutrition.
Despite successful efforts to reduce malnutrition (stunting) from 42 per cent in 2010 to 36 per cent in 2012, Liberia remains among those countries with very high stunting rates. To accelerate efforts to stop depriving thousands of children from attaining their full growth and development potential, earlier this year Liberia became the 47th country to commit to the global SUN Movement.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
MONROVIA, Liberia 16 April 2014 –UNICEF today deployed a 12 member team to Lofa County, where fears and misconceptions surrounding the deadly Ebola virus risk hampering Government led efforts to stop its spread. The team will work across the county and directly engage with local communities to ensure families fully understand how they can keep safe from the disease, and what to do if they fall sick.
As of today, 27 suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and 13 related deaths, including women and children, have been reported in Liberia. Six cases have been confirmed. While concerted Government led efforts are helping to keep the number of new suspected cases down, UNICEF is concerned that confusion and denial of the threat Ebola poses, in some communities, could hamper the national prevention response.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Monrovia, 4 April 2014 – As the world celebrates the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Liberia, Karin Landgren, has commended the progress being made in building the capacity of the Liberia national Police (LNP) and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in handling Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). Offering her full support to the work of UNMAS, and in particular the significance of this work in Liberia’s security transition, in a letter of support, SRSG Landgren noted that “together, we have an opportunity to make significant impact to grow and sustain Liberian capacity to address the threat posed by ERW.”
In 2013, UNMIL military engineers recovered and destroyed explosive remnants of war amounting to an average of three items per week, which not only pose a danger to civilians but could be exploited for unintended purposes, such as illegal blast fishing.