Liberia: UN Envoy hails contributions of peacekeeping mission personnel

The top United Nations envoy to Liberia today praised the tireless efforts by uniformed personnel serving the world body's peacekeeping operation in the West African country at an award ceremony in the capital Monrovia.

Police officers with UN force in Liberia stymie mass attempt at prison escape

Police officers serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Liberia have helped foil an attempted mass jail break this weekend from a prison in the West African nation’s capital, Monrovia.

Security Council extends UN presence in Liberia, Sierra Leone

The Security Council today extended the mandates for one year of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and the world body’s peacebuilding office in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Liberia: UN confirms death of staffer under investigation for alleged abuse of minors

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today reported the death of one of its civilian staff members who was under investigation for alleged sexual exploitation and abuse of minors.

Ban calls on Liberia’s partners to ‘stay the course’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Liberia’s partners to continue support to the West African country, which, six years after the end of conflict, remains fragile but has the potential to be a beacon on stability in the region.

Liberia: UN official urges corrections officers to ensure proper care of detainees

A senior United Nations official in Liberia has called on a group of newly-trained corrections officers to keep in mind how they care for the prisoners entrusted to them, stressing that such treatment will be key to ensuring a safe and secure facility, as well as helping the detainees to become law-abiding citizens when they are released.

Liberia still needs help to protect unsteady peace, warns Ban

The struggle with the rule of law and competition over natural resources threatens Liberia’s fragile stability despite its economy showing significant improvement, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the Security Council today.

Liberia: UN mission expresses sadness at soccer stadium tragedy

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today voiced its sadness at yesterday’s tragedy in which nine soccer fans died in a stadium crush during a World Cup qualifying match between Liberia and the Gambia.

Liberia: Nigerian UN unit hands over electrical training workshop

A Nigerian peacekeeping unit of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has handed over an electrical technicians training workshop it established through the expertise and financial contribution of its personnel, the mission said today.

New UN mission chief arrives in Liberia with pledge to consolidate stability

The new top United Nations official for Liberia has arrived to take up her post with a pledge to help the West African country consolidate its transition from more than a decade of disastrous civil war to peace, stability and democracy.