Press releases

  • 25 Feb 2017 - Monrovia, Liberia, 25 February 2017 – Liberia is today commemorating the second anniver-sary of the Abidjan Declaration on the eradication of statelessness. The Declaration, adopted on 25 February 2015 by the Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the occasion of a ministerial conference organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and ECOWAS, contains 25 commitments of which Liberia com-mitted to seven (7).
  • 25 Feb 2017 - GENEVA (22 March 2016) – It is completely unacceptable for Liberia to outsource its primary education system to a private company, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh. “This is unprecedented at the scale currently being proposed and violates Liberia’s legal and moral obligations,” he stressed.   
  • 17 Feb 2017 - UNMIL/PR/1702-17Friday, 17 February 2017 MONROVIA – Today, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) handed over the partial skeletal remains of 27 individuals to the Government of Liberia. The remains had been kept by UNMIL at the request of the Government of Liberia. The handover was presided over jointly by Inspector General of the Liberian National Police, Gregory Coleman, and United Nations Police Commissioner, Simon Blatchly.
  • 27 Dec 2016 - The UN Security Council has passed a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for the last time. Resolution 2333, which was adopted on Friday, 22 December 2016, extends the Mission’s mandate up to 30 March 2018.
  • 11 Oct 2016 - New York, 10 October 2016 Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.  As you know, I returned last night from a productive trip to some European countries.  This morning I would like to focus on two urgent challenges – the situations in Haiti and Yemen.  First, Haiti. 
  • 11 Oct 2016 - New York, 10 October –United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the launch of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 at a meeting with high-level officials from Ministries of finance and foreign affairs, together with leaders from major global financial institutions 
  • 19 Sep 2016 - New York, 18 September 2016  [as prepared for delivery]
  • 08 Sep 2016 - More must be done to consolidate gains in security sector and create the conditions for long-term peace
  • Students at a UN-backed development project site that supports vulnerable populations in Antananarivo, Madagascar. UN Photo/Mark Garten

    15 Aug 2016 - The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions that prevail today: between abject poverty and ostentatious wealth, gnawing hunger and shameful food waste, rich natural resources and polluting industries.
  • 04 Jul 2016 - (Monrovia) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Farid Zarif, today lauded the people and Government of Liberia for reassuming full control of the country’s security. The achievement is testament to the progress Liberians have made in the past 13 years of peace, he said.