UNMIL supports the Ministry of Justice to convene a Public Forum on Election Security

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26 Sep 2017

UNMIL supports the Ministry of Justice to convene a Public Forum on Election Security

Monrovia – On 26 September, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) supported the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to convene a Public Forum on Election Security at the National Elections Commission (NEC) to discuss the roles of the key stakeholders in promoting a peaceful, non-violent and credible 2017 presidential and legislative elections in Liberia.

UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Peace Consolidation, Yacoub El Hillo noted that security is responsibility of all the citizens and not only the security agencies. “All Liberians are responsible to ensure that elections take place in an environment of peace, non-violence and freedom”- said El Hillo.

The event consisted in a panel of discussions and strategies on Elections Security to determine the role of each stakeholder. Among the panelist were the Inspector General Police of Liberia, the Executive Director of NEC, Chairman of the Civil Society Elections coordination committee, the Assistant Minister of Administration and Public Safety of the MOJ, the President of the Press Union of Liberi(PUL) and the Minister of National Defense.

Representatives of the Government ministries, National security institutions, political parties, private security companies, civil society organizations (CSOs), African Union and ECOWAS also attended the occasion.