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Prez Sirleaf to address UN 70th General Assembly Friday

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 21, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is expected to address the United Nations’ 70th General Assembly, beginning September 25, 2015 in New York.

President Johnson-Sirleaf will update the session on the Liberian Government’s preparedness to assume responsibility of its own security from UNMIL in 2016. 

She will also highlight the country’s Ebola success story after being declared Ebola-free twice by the World Health Organization (WHO) among other regional and international issues.
The United Nations’ 70th Session officially began on September 15 under the theme: “Human Rights, Peace and Security.”

According to an Executive Mansion release says the Liberian Leader and delegation arrived in the US Friday, September 18 after attending the G-7 Forum on Women Empowerment in Berlin, Germany.

The release said the President is holding several side-events, including bilateral and multilateral engagements in a quest to accelerate the country’s recovery program.

Socio-economic issues affecting the global community, including international peace and security, human rights, terrorism and trans-national organized crimes is also being highlighted, the release added


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