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UN Peace Building Support Office approves $5 Million USD for Liberia

Varflay Kamara/Maximilian Kasseh,Jr.
The United Nations Headquarters,New York,USA
The United Nations Headquarters,New York,USA

NEW YORK, USA-The United Nations Peace Building Support Office (PBSO) has approved Five Million United States Dollars to Liberia.

The money is for the implementation of four projects that will advance reconciliation efforts, and enhance the sustenance of peace in the Country.

The discourse was made by the United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Peace building Support Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.

Mr. Taranco said:” The money will go towards advancing reconciliation through Legislative Reforms and Civic Engagements, sustaining Peace and improving social cohesion and the promotion of rural employment opportunities for youth in conflict-prone areas.”

The UN Assistant Secretary General for Pea building believes these projects are to the heart of President George Weah's agenda which highlights the sustenance of peace in the Country.

Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco said the projects will be implemented by the UN Country Team.

In response, Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, described the funding as important to Liberia’s ongoing engagements with the UN Peace Building Support Office.

Meanwhile, The UN Peace building Commission is expected to hold a major meeting on Liberia next week.

Liberian Ambassador to the UN Dee Maxwell Kemayah described the meeting as having critical relevance; particularly considering Liberia’s ongoing engagements with the UN Peace Building Support Office.

Ahead of the January 31st meeting, Ambassador Kemayah, on behalf of President George Weah, thanked the Peace Building Support Office for its approval of the support for the implementation of Peace Building and Reconciliation related programs this year.

Ambassador Kemayah then urged the UN Assistant Secretary General for Peace Building, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, to advocate for support for the government’s Pro – Poor Agenda.

Responding to Ambassador Kemayah’s request, Mr. Fernandez-Taranco committed the UN Peace Building Support Office to assisting Liberia implement related programs under the Pro – Poor Agenda.

 

 


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