Youths wave Liberian flags during the 2014 UN Day celebrations at the Centennial Pavilion in Monrovia. Photo: UNMIL | 24 Oct 14

23 Apr 2018


It would not have been possible to tell the story of UNMIL through the in-depth interviews contained in this book without the tireless contributions of current and previous UNMIL staff, both national and international, including the mission's former leadership and many other people working inside and outside the UN system. Their contributions, too numerous to mention here, enabled UNMIL to make a positive difference in Liberia.


First edition, © April 2018

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