Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – 2019 Report

The video presents highlights of the 2019 Report of the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, including an overview of activities conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Liberia and in Central African Republic, as well as key lessons learned and perspectives to continue to provide opportunities to … Read more Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – 2019 Report

Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

The President of the United Nations 74th Session of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande announced today, the results of the elections of the President of the 75th session of the Assembly, non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council. President of the 75th session of the General Assembly Having … Read more Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

Ambassador Lin Songtian discusses China-Africa pandemic aid

During his speech at the opening of the World Health Assembly, Chinese President #Xi Jinping mentioned #Africa specifically, saying China will establish a cooperation mechanism for its hospitals to pair up with 30 African hospitals and accelerate the building of the Africa CDC headquarters to help the continent ramp up its disease preparedness and control … Read more Ambassador Lin Songtian discusses China-Africa pandemic aid

World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

Four years since Ebola, Liberia braces for Covid19

Governments across the continent are scrambling to increase their capacity to deal with an expected surge in cases of the coronavirus… And of course prevention is better than cure – several countries are putting the focus on ramping up detection and prevention measures. We take a closer look at Liberia. The country had to deal with … Read more Four years since Ebola, Liberia braces for Covid19

146th Meeting of the Executive Board, New Regional Director for Europe

In his new role as Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Kluge will direct international health work across the 53 countries of the WHO European Region, serving a population of 900 million people. He said his vision for health in the European region is for no one to be left behind and that major government … Read more 146th Meeting of the Executive Board, New Regional Director for Europe

Liberia’s George Weah: Too many broken promises?

Two years after Liberian President George Weah stormed to power on a promise to create jobs and battle corruption in a country where the majority of people live below the poverty line, frustration with his government is growing. Many accuse Weah of gross economic mismanagement – and also of reluctance to seek justice for the … Read more Liberia’s George Weah: Too many broken promises?

Can JAMAICA become the SINGAPORE of the CARIBBEAN? – VisualPolitik EN

Jamaica is the land of Bob Marley, Usain Bolt and rastafarians: a World-class cultural powerhouse. Then again, when it comes to economics, Jamaica is completely irrelevant. Politics wise, Jamaica is only known as for being one of the most dangerous countries on Earth: so much that almost nobody dares to make business here. Nevertheless, things … Read more Can JAMAICA become the SINGAPORE of the CARIBBEAN? – VisualPolitik EN

Why is LIBERIA a shipping POWERHOUSE? – VisualPolitik EN

Liberia is the World’s second largest ship registry—only surpassed by Panama. It is also well known as a fiscal haven for lots of foreign companies—especially those from the shipping industry. But if you thought this should be enough to make this small nation, with less than 5M inhabitants, a rich country… you’d better think again. … Read more Why is LIBERIA a shipping POWERHOUSE? – VisualPolitik EN

LOW-COST SCHOOLS, revolutionising education in AFRICA? – VisualPolitik EN

Sub-Saharan Africa is a region that has begun the process of modernization, but where there’s still a lot to do: Develop a real health network; boost industry, mechanize agriculture and respond to the enormous challenge of improving education. Because currently, African education systems are a mess. Absenteeism, access problems, teachers who don’t go to class, … Read more LOW-COST SCHOOLS, revolutionising education in AFRICA? – VisualPolitik EN

“Zero New Cases by Christmas” – Liberia Sets Target in Ebola Fight

The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has urged her countrymen to maintain vigilance across the West Africa state as health workers and government agencies work hard to contain the ebola epidemic. President Sirleaf met Dr Bruce Aylward from the World Health Organisation (WHO) just as reports reached Monrovia of new ebola cases in Bong, Grand … Read more “Zero New Cases by Christmas” – Liberia Sets Target in Ebola Fight

President of Liberia Wishes Muslims “Ramadan Kareem!”

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued a greeting of goodwill to all Muslims in Liberia and beyond on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. Here is her statement in full: Happy Eid! Ramadan Kareem! My fellow Liberians: As the holy month of Ramadan draws to an end, and all of you prepare to celebrate the Festival … Read more President of Liberia Wishes Muslims “Ramadan Kareem!”

The world needs to focus its efforts on combating corruption and repression

Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Gunilla Carlsson, is a member of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Here she frames a new approach to corruption and repression: A new proposal today. The current Millennium Development Goals focus on the symptoms of poverty rather than its causes. We want to change this. … Read more The world needs to focus its efforts on combating corruption and repression

Patricia Rader Leaves Liberia for USAID Assignment in Eastern Europe

Patricia Rader, outgoing Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development in Liberia, has said farewell to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after spending two years in Monrovia. Rader will be taking up a post in Eastern Europe after her tour of duty at what she described as “the most challenging and stimulating assignment”. … Read more Patricia Rader Leaves Liberia for USAID Assignment in Eastern Europe

His Excellency Mr Maher El-Adawy Thanked for Positive Contribution to Liberia

President Sirleaf of Liberia has personally thanked the Egyptian Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Mr. Maher El-Adawy, for his positive contribution to her country. The pair met at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia to say farewell as Mr El-Adawy has completed a two-year tenure in the country. Mr El-Adawy is credited with bringing Egyptian investment … Read more His Excellency Mr Maher El-Adawy Thanked for Positive Contribution to Liberia