Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

Joint European Union (EU)-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

We urge the Liberian authorities to complete a swift and objective investigation to hold accountable those instigating or executing violence in this and previous incidents

The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in Monrovia are concerned about recent incidents of violence after the by-elections in Montserrado County. We condemn the violence that took place on Saturday, 17…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

A pitstop on the road to climate resilience in Liberia

The country was able to finalize and launch its National Climate Change Policy and Response Strategy

In March 2018 we connected with the Executive Director of Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency – Mr. Nathaniel Blama – to discuss how the government was progressing on building a climate resilient development plan. One year on, we came back to Mr. Blama to see the progress that has been made, and to…

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Dr Matshidiso Moeti nominated to a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Her nomination will be ratified by the 146th WHO Executive Board at its January 2020 session

The 47 Member States of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa. The nomination took place today during the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, which is the governing mechanism involving health…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Musa Hassan Bility

A fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Bility

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Musa Hassan Bility, member of the CAF executive committee, as well as former President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) and former FIFA Standing Committee member, guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds, as well as having received benefits and found…

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July 17 Briefing on West Africa ― Public Health after the 2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak, with U.S. CDC's Center for Global Health Director Dr. Rebecca Martin

She will provide a briefing on public health progress in West Africa since the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for a telephonic press briefing with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Global Health Director Dr. Rebecca Martin. She will provide a briefing on public health progress in West Africa since the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak and…

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Protracted conflicts and adverse weather conditions exacerbate food needs

41 countries in need of food assistance – African Swine Fever threatening food security of a large number of people

Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states that 41…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Technology set to improve data quality, timeliness & dissemination of census results, says Chinganya

Adding timely dissemination of good quality census data was crucial for national and international development goals

A five-day experts group meeting on supporting electronic data collection and dissemination in censuses-making opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday with Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) African Centre for Statistics Director, Oliver Chinganya, emphasizing the importance of population and housing censuses for the continent. Mr. Chinganya said censuses were a…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Liberia

The mission supports the authorities’ objectives of restoring macroeconomic balance in the near-term, addressing weaknesses in governance and institutions of the public sector

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mika Saito, visited Monrovia June 12 - 24, 2019 to discuss possible financial support under the Extended Credit Facility. The mission supports the authorities’ objectives of restoring macroeconomic balance in the near-term, addressing weaknesses in governance and institutions of the…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as Deputy Special Representative for Libya

Mr. El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in Libya, where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. Mr. El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…