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GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBERIA

The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Liberia, told the Security Council that the political and security environment in the country remains relatively stable, adding that progress continues in a number of areas, but as Liberia enters its second post-conflict decade, it faces great challenges to institutionalizing reforms in critical sectors, and building capacity for effective governance. [...]

20 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / RULE OF LAW WRAP 1

Iran's President told delegates during a summit on the Rule Law today (24 September) at the United Nations, "Discriminatory privilege of the veto right enjoyed by some members of the Security Council lacks legitimacy." UNTV  

24 Sep 2012 | Read More »

THE HAGUE / TAYLOR SENTENCING

The UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today sentenced convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison for planning and for aiding and abetting crimes committed by Sierra Leonean rebel forces during the country’s decade-long civil war. ICC

30 May 2012 | Read More »

LIBERIA / SECURITY COUNCIL VISIT

On their current five-day mission to West Africa, the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of her cabinet over the weekend. UNMIL

21 May 2012 | Read More »

UN / CHARLES TAYLOR WRAP

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was found guilty today on eleven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called this a historic and momentous day for the people of Sierra Leone, for the region and beyond. ICC / UNTV / FILE

26 Apr 2012 | Read More »

LIBERIA / SIRLEAF-JOHNSON INAUGURATION

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in today for her second term as Liberian president. Over the weekend, CDC opposition leader Winston Tubman met with Sirleaf-Johnson and said he would recognize her electoral victory. UNMIL

17 Jan 2012 | Read More »

LIBERIA / CASH TRANSFERS

A cash transfer program in Liberia is providing poor households with incentives for education and to feed their families. Despite successive years of economic growth, levels of poverty remain extremely high in Liberia with an estimated 48 percent living below the extreme poverty line. UNICEF

4 Jan 2012 | Read More »

GHANA / LIBERIAN REFUGEES

Since 2007 the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been helping train refugees, working with FAO and UNHCR as UN Joint Program. For Liberian refugees who’ve stayed in Ghana or gone home to Liberia, becoming self-reliant has transformed their lives. From devastation and conflict, they’ve found the way ahead to human security and peace. UNIDO

3 Dec 2011 | Read More »

LIBERIA / ELECTION WRAP

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was declared winner of Liberia’s recent presidential run-off which was confirmed to be free, fair and transparent by international observers despite previous claims of fraud in the first round made by one of the parties competing in the presidential race. UNMIL

11 Nov 2011 | Read More »

 

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