Transporting voting material part of UN support for Liberia elections
Farid Zarif, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), addresses the Security Council in 2016. Photo: UN/Manuel Elias
Liberians return to the polls next week for a run-off election to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first African woman to be elected a Head of State.
The vote will mark the end of an era as her legacy will be tied to UN efforts to build peace in the aftermath of two civil wars between 1989 and 2003.
That's according to Farid Zarif, head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which concludes its mandate in March after 15 years there.
Mr Zarif spoke with Doug Coffman about the Mission's support ahead of the 26 December election and its imminent departure from the West African country.