UNICEF Country Representative Confers With Minister Kamara


Monrovia – Liberia’s Foreign Minister  Marjon V. Kamara has assured the Country Representative of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) of her Ministry’s readiness to collaborate with his organization aimed at addressing critical challenges and other issues confronting its work in Liberia.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ms. Kamara made the assertion when she met with Mr. Sheldon Yett at her Foreign Ministry office during a courtesy call on Friday, April 15, 2016. During the visit, the two officials exchanged views on critical issues of mutual concern.

Foreign Minister Kamara hailed UNICEF for the many good initiatives it is undertaking in Liberia including children’s rights, survival, development and protection, among others and called on him to bring to her attention anything that requires the ministry’s intervention.

She encouraged UNICEF’s Country Representative to also focus on peace building initiatives at the community level particularly among the young people of Liberia.

The Dean of the Cabinet promised to work with Mr. Yett and the UN organization to explore new areas of mutual interests and benefits to both sides during the remaining months of his tenure in the country.

Foreign Minister Kamara further hailed the organization for all that it continues to do for Liberia and its children at the same time looks forward to working with UNICEF in solving some of the many critical issues of mutual interests to Liberians and the organization.

She promised to consult her legal team at the ministry to seek legal advice that would help address some of the challenges serving as distractions to the operation of UNICEF in Liberia.

Speaking earlier, the UNICEF-Liberia Country Representative, Mr. Yett, used the occasion to acquaint her about UNICEF’s activities here, and at the same time, thank Minister Kamara for swiftly addressing some of the critical issues at the Ministry since her appointment as the country’s new Foreign Minister.

He informed Minister Kamara about some of the challenges faced by UNICEF – Liberia and called on her to assist the organization find amicable solutions to the challenges faced by the organization.

Commenting on some of the challenges, Mr. Yett indicated that there’s a lot to be done to ensure young people are engaged in activities that will transform their minds. He added that so much needs to be done to ensure that young people in Liberia are positively engaged into ventures that would transform their lives so as to enhance peace in the country.

The UNICEF Country Representative hailed the Liberian Government for the many achievements and for enhancing good governance; adding, “Liberia has many good things that other countries don’t have including freedom of speech.”