UNMIL hands over equipment to Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform
Monrovia - UNMIL, as part of support to the protection of human rights in Liberia, handed over equipment and stationery to the newly formed Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform.
“You are certainly one of the most important institutions in terms of human rights and a key independent civil society voice in the protection and promotion of human rights,” said Marcel Akpovo, UNMIL Officer-in-Charge, Rule of Law Pillar and Chief of Human Rights and Protection, while handing over the donation to the Secretary General of the Platform, Mr. Adama K. Dempster. The Platform comprises human rights organizations across Liberia. It aims, amongst its goals, to consolidate human rights advocacy around Liberia to ensure its timely redress and change.
The Human Rights Chief assured the gathering that the United Nations will continue to support Liberia after UNMIL’s departure early next year. “I wish to reiterate the support of UNMIL and the United Nations, as you move forward, in implementing your mandate.” said Akpovo
He said that with representation of over 20 agencies, funds and programmes, Liberia will not experience any gap in United Nations’ support to development, human rights and governance. Mr. Akpovo added that part of the UN’s support to Liberia will also see very soon, the establishment of a Country Office for the Higher Commissioner of Human Rights.
The donation consisted of computers, a printer, projector, generator, office furniture, digital cameras, video camera, fans and assorted office stationery.