Security institutions in Liberia trained on the Sector Reform

Michael Page, Head of Security Sector Reform Unit at UNMIL (middle) hands over a certificate to a trainee at the end of a five-day training session on Security Sector Reform in Monrovia, Liberia.

13 Jun 2017

Security institutions in Liberia trained on the Sector Reform

Monrovia – On 9 June 2017, more than 95 personnel from Liberia’s national, non-state and private security institutions completed weeklong training on Security Sector Reform at the University of Liberia.

The training, supported by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in partnership with the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation, aimed to strengthen the security sector and sustenance of peace and to equip participants with knowledge on reform in post-conflict situations. Additionally, it covered issues relating to human rights, gender-responsive security sector reform, Liberia security sector architecture, the role of non-state security actors and reforms in Criminal Justice, Defense, Judiciary and Correction. 

As the United Nations Mission in Liberia prepares to leave, the security and peace of the country is a priority. “This training will support us to uphold the peace and stability of the country” said Jallah Smith from the Ministry of Justice as he received the certificate of completion.

Participants were drawn from the Liberia Immigration Service, the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Armed Forces of Liberia, the National Fire Service, the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency, the Liberia National Police, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defense, the Independent National Commission on Human Rights, the Ministry of Health, the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Various civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and private security firms were also represented.