In 2012, Karin Landren of Sweden became UNMIL’s fourth SRSG, having already led missions in Burundi and Nepal
The Story of UNMIL
This book is dedicated, first and foremost, to the people of Liberia, whose resilience and determination have lifted their country
from the ashes of war to attain 14 years of peace.
It is also dedicated to all United Nations personnel who have worked in Liberia since 2003, and those colleagues who lost their lives
while serving with UNMIL--all of whom made invaluable sacrifices, leaving behind their families and loved ones to help consolidate
and support the peace that Liberians enjoy today.
The second Special Representative of the Secretary-General to lead UNMIL, Alan Doss of the United Kingdom arrived in Monrovia only weeks b
Just two days after the run-off presidential elections, the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, paid a visit to Monrovia as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation.* His objective was to help ensure that all conc
The political atmosphere in Liberia was charged with fear and mistrust during 2016 and 2017 as preparations for the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for October 2017 began in earnest.
Established in 1847 as the first independent African republic, Liberia went through two successive civil wars that claimed the lives of an