UNMIL lauds Liberia’s revised National Security Strategy
Monrovia - On 29 June 2017, UNMIL DSRSG, Waldemar Vrey commended the revised National Security Strategy of the Republic of Liberia (NSSRL) for advancing the issue of human security. Speaking at a one-day forum on NSSRL, held at the Ministry of National Defense, Mr. Vrey called on national security institutions to ensure full implementation of the strategy. The meeting convened to review the draft NSSRL Implementation Plan. A validation session on the draft plan is slated for mid-July.
Members of the international community including representatives from the US, Swedish and British Embassies, the Africa Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also congratulated the National Security Council Secretariat for spearheading the development of the strategy and pledged their continued support towards the consolidation of peace and security in Liberia. The National Coordinator of Security Sector Reform, Samuel Dakana thanked the members of the Technical Review Committee including the Ministries of Justice, Defense and Internal Affairs, the United Nations Development programme, US and Swedish embassies and UNMIL for supporting the NSSRL.
Also present at the event were the Internal Affairs Minister, Henrique F. Tokpa, representatives from various ministries, security institutions, legislature, private security companies and civil society groups.