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U.N. extols UNMIL/Liberia security transition

Augustine Myers
UNMIL at at  basic training  section  in Liberia
UNMIL at at basic training section in Liberia

( 17, 2015)-The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extolled UNMIL/Liberia Cooperation on the 30th June, 2016 security transition to Liberian authorities.

UNMIL is the acronym for United Nations Mission in Liberia.
The UNSC has also lauded continued efforts by the Liberian Government to strengthen security cooperation in the sub-region, especially along with the Governments of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire.

In a draft UNMIL document, UNSC recognized Liberia’s continued assistance to Ivorian refugees in South-eastern Liberia and to their voluntary repatriation to Côte d’Ivoire. It also identified the lack of resources to fund the operations and maintained the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) outside of Monrovia.

The UNSC document spoke of the continuation of significant challenges across all sectors, including violent crime problems and the high rate of sexual and gender-based violence, in particular. At the same time, UNSC has mandated the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to keep the Council regularly informed on the situation in Liberia.

The UNSC said: “We are aware of the threat the situation in Liberia continues to pose to international peace and security in the region.”
Reflecting on Governance, Rule of Law, Security Sector Reform and National Reconciliation, the UNSC affirmed its expectation that the Liberian Government will fully assume its complete security responsibilities from UNMIL by June 30, 2016.

The UNSC also stressed the need for the Liberian Government to accelerate efforts to enhancing the capacity of its security sector in coordination with UNMIL’s continued reconfiguration.

It also wants further reform to include promotion and manpower policies, with the view of decentralizing national security institutions, particularly the Liberia National Police, to provide security for all.


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