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The United Nations,New York,USA
The United Nations,New York,USA

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia’s Minister Counselor at the Permanent Mission of the United Nations, Gail Farngalo, has been elected Vice President of the UN Third Committee of the 74th Session of the General Assembly.

According to a dispatch from New York, the United States of America Sunday, October 6, 2019, the Third Committee is charged with the oversight to deal with a wide range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all around the world.

In compliance with the mandate of the74th Session of the UN General Assembly (74th UNGA) the Committee shall also examine human rights issues, including reports in line with the Human Rights Council mandate of 2006.

The Committee will also discuss women and children’s rights, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees,the promotion of fundamental freedoms among others.

Prior to her election, Ms.Farngalo chaired a portion of the Third (3rd) Plenary Session of the Committee on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, in New York.

In a related development, Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Maxwell Kemayah has named social development as vital to the Liberian Government.

Ambassador Kemayah said:” The Government of Liberia is instituting policies and legal frameworks to address poverty and inequality.”
He said:” Liberia has developed social safety nets interventions to support food security and access to health and education for vulnerable Liberians.”

Ambassador Kemayah spoke at the Plenary Session of the UN Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural issues.

He told the gathering that the Liberian Government is committed to achieving the Universal Health Coverage to protect the lives of citizens from common illnesses.

The UN 3RD Committee on social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues looks at issues of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights in the world.


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