Terrorism, violent extremism require more nimble peacekeeping response
Corruption remains the “biggest challenge” for Liberia as it continues its recovery from a brutal civil war; that’s according to the Police Commissioner of the UN peacekeeping mission there.
The reconciliation of former foes in Liberia following years of civil war and conflict is an “unfinished business” according to a senior UN peacekeeping official.
Liberia is officially assuming full responsibility for national security in the country on Friday, taking over from the UN mission UNMIL.
Liberia has come a long way in the last thirteen years and is now ready to manage its own security.
That’s according to Farid Zarif, Special Representative to the Secretary General for the UN’s mission in the nation, UNMIL.
The Liberian government is taking over control of VIP protection from the UN as part of a gradual transition towards assuming responsibility for all aspects of national security.
VIP protection passed from UN to Liberian government