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UNMIL Officer-in-Charge statement on the status of the UNMIL drawdown

UNMIL Officer-in-Charge Antonio Vigilante made the following statement today:


 In April, the United Nations Security Council authorized UNMIL to resume its drawdown, which was suspended last year due to the Ebola crisis. The Mission’s military strength will be reduced to approximately 3,400 by September 2015 while the number of police personnel will be almost 1,400.  The Security Council is expected to authorize the next phase of UNMIL’s drawdown (October 2015-June 2016) of military and police personnel in the coming weeks.

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Pakistan donates asphalt plant to the Government of Liberia
(Monrovia) -- The Government of Pakistan, through the Pakistan Repair and Maintenance (PakRAM) contingent of UNMIL, donated an asphalt plant to the Government of Liberia at a ceremony yesterday at Camp Scheffline, on the outskirts of Monrovia.
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One year remaining for Liberia to take full responsibility for all aspects of its security

(Monrovia) - One year from today, Liberia is to have assumed responsibility for all aspects of its own security, taking over the residual tasks still performed by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

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Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Liberia

Reflections of outgoing UNMIL SRSG Ms Karin Landgren, Monrovia City Hall, 30 June 2015

Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers;  our host, the Monrovia City Mayor;  all distinguished guests; 

Good afternoon, and thank you for taking part in this event – which is both my farewell and a contribution to a Liberian conversation. 

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SRSG’s Farewell Address Cites Progress and Remaining Choices
Ahead of her departure from Liberia on 3 July, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia, Karin Landgren, reflected on “Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Liberia,” during a farewell address at Monrovia’s City Hall today.
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