Press releases

  • 01 May 2012 - The United Nations deputy envoy in Liberia Louis Aucoin has called for a close partnership between the people, security agencies and the justice system, for effective delivery of justice in Liberia.  
  • 14 Apr 2012 -  The United Nations peacekeeping chief today re-affirmed the Organization's commitment to its efforts to help bring stability to Liberia, regardless of any possible reconfiguration of the peacekeeper force currently serving in the West African country.  
  • 22 Mar 2012 -      The Acting Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Moustapha Soumaré, says it is now time to strengthen peace in Liberia by helping Liberians take charge of their own security.   "As you all know, UNMIL is now focusing attention on a transition to shift responsibility for security gradually and responsibly to national authorities," he said.
  • 06 Mar 2012 - Monrovia -March 4, 2012- UNMIL Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Moustapha Soumaré has encouraged Liberian children to keep having their voices heard, "The International Children's Day of Broadcasting is a day when people around the world "tune in to kids" to hear what they have to say and on this 'Day', in Liberia, we gathered here to listen to you", Mr. Soumaré said.
  • 05 Mar 2012 - New York, Mar  2 2012  6:05PMA top United Nations official today assured the Liberian people that the world body is not preparing to leave the country but seeking to reconfigure its presence after assessing the ability of national institutions to maintain peace and security.
  • 23 Feb 2012 -  The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia Mr. Moustapha Soumaré has commended Pakistani peacekeepers for their contribution to peace and stability in Liberia and the region. "By devoting yourselves to improving livelihood in the local communities, you have earned the respect and love of the Liberian people, young and old. The UN recognizes and appreciates your devotion.
  • 22 Feb 2012 - Monrovia, Liberia - Visiting Swedish minister for International Development, Gunilla Carlson, has reaffirmed Stockholm's continued support to the international relief effort for the tens of thousands of Ivorians exiled in southeastern Liberia.
  • 20 Feb 2012 - Monrovia, Liberia - The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia, Mr. Moustapha Soumaré, welcomes the arrival of the United Nations Technical Assessment Mission (TAM) to Liberia.
  • 17 Feb 2012 - The Deputy UN envoy in Liberia for Rule of Law, Louis Aucoin has called on all actors of the criminal justice chain in Liberia to redouble their efforts to revamp the country’s justice system. Speaking at a ceremony in the Liberian central city of Gbarnga at which 120 members of the Nigerian Formed Police Unit (FPU) were awarded with UN Peacekeeping Medals, Mr. Aucoin said despite the tremendous improvements the justice sector had witnessed since 2003, much more remained to be done.
  • 17 Feb 2012 - MONROVIA, Liberia, February 2012 – Liberia has been declared to have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The declaration was made recently by a validation team from the World Health Organization after a comprehensive review of immunization data and assessment of four counties (same level as districts in other countries in terms of population and life births) most at risk for MNT.