UNDP Helps Pay Ebola Workers In Liberia


The United Nations development Programme (UNDP) has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone.

The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to help run treatment centers, help communities prevent transmission and track people that have had contact with victims. Many worked tirelessly without pay for months as the country struggled to cope with the epidemic. Continue reading “UNDP Helps Pay Ebola Workers In Liberia”

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Liberia Alarms Over Border Attacks


The Government of Liberia has expressed concern about news reports of recent attacks in border towns and villages along the border between Liberia and La Cote D’Ivoire.

The Liberia News Agency, quoting a statement issued Sunday by Information Minister Lewis G. Brown, said “Consistent with the policies of good neighborliness and a commitment to regional peace and security, the relevant Liberian security agencies are seriously investigating the reports as well as engaging their Ivorian counterparts.” Continue reading “Liberia Alarms Over Border Attacks”

UN Official Says Press Freedom Crucial To Society


Liberian journalists observe World Press Freedom Day 2014 with local government officials
Liberian journalists observe World Press Freedom Day 2014 with local government officials

An official of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Liberia has said without press freedom the people will be ill-informed and society incomplete.

UNESCO Officer-in-Charge Stevenson Siedi noted that in an environment where journalists are safe, citizens find it easier to access quality information that can be vital to making sound decisions and analyzing critical national issues. Continue reading “UN Official Says Press Freedom Crucial To Society”

Security Council Hears 2nd Briefing On Ebola


The Security Council will today receive a briefing on Ebola followed by consultations. Briefers will be Anthony Banbury, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. The meeting, proposed by the US, is expected to focus on the security implications of the Ebola epidemic and its impact on the political and peacekeeping missions in the region. Continue reading “Security Council Hears 2nd Briefing On Ebola”

19 Millio People Unknowingly HIV Positive Says UNAIDS Report


GENEVA, 16 July 2014—A new report by UNAIDS shows that 19 million of
the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their
HIV-positive status.

“Whether you live or die should not depend on access to an HIV test,”
said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Smarter scale-up is
needed to close the gap between people who know their HIV status and
people who don’t, people who can get services and people who can’t and
people who are protected and people who are punished.” Continue reading “19 Millio People Unknowingly HIV Positive Says UNAIDS Report”

UN, Govt. Launch New Anti-Violence Against Women Campaign In Monrovia


UN and Liberian government officials launching the campaign
UN and Liberian government officials launching the campaign

On Tuesday July 15, 2014, two of the UN agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD)-SGBV Joint Program, launched a new campaign in Monrovia named: “Shining the Light on ending violence against women” and empowering them to remain free from HIV. Continue reading “UN, Govt. Launch New Anti-Violence Against Women Campaign In Monrovia”