This year's commemoration of the Day will focus on Peacekeeping as a Global Partnership.
From Liberia, they will continue to Côte d’Ivoire where they will meet President Alassane Ouattara and representatives of the National Assembly. They will travel to Guiglo in the west of the country, where they will be briefed on security and humanitarian issues.
Ambassador Staffan Tillander of Sweden was officially appointed as the Chair for the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission’s Country Configuration for Liberia on 17 April 2012 to replace H.R.H Prince Zeid of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
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.
Freedom of expression is one of our most precious rights. It underpins every other freedom and provides a foundation for human dignity. Free, pluralistic and independent media is essential for its exercise. This is the message of World Press Freedom Day.
She will replace Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark, who completed her assignment in January 2012. The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Løj’s dedicated service and important contribution to the Liberian peace process over the past four years.