“Democracy is respected”..…says president
MONROVIA-President George M. Weah stated that the world’s current challenges will require immediate global collective action with the United Nations at its center.
In so doing, President Weah notes, “we must give special consideration to the needs of developing countries,Particularly,The Least Developed Countries; In line with the Doha Program of Action for Least Developed Countries for Decade 2022-2031.
Addressing the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the theme: “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions To Interlocking Challenges”, Dr. Weah maintains that by Working together with the United Nations family, Liberia hereby commits to protect our planet, to promote peace, prevent conflicts, to ensure sustainable financing, and to boost partnerships.
He stated that the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity, Development and Peace reflects this commitment. It embodies our shared determination for peace, prosperity,National development;Extreme poverty must be addressed, Inequalities,Regional disparities, infrastructure deficits,Climate Change,equitable distribution of our national wealth.
Given Liberia’s youthful population of more than sixty (60%) percent, The Liberian Chief executive It was pointed out “my Government initiated a youth rehabilitation and empowerment program – the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Disadvantaged Youth Project between 2019 and 2021,With the launch of the 13-million United States Dollars National Fund Drive to empower at-risk youth in Liberia. We remain of the firm conviction that, when empowered, our youth can be a positive force for good”.
As Liberia’s Feminist-in-Chief, Dr. Weah explains,My Government’s top priorities remain women empowerment and gender equality.. Women do not only comprise almost half of our country’s population, but they also play important roles at all levels of our society and must be given equally deserved attention,Support,You will be able to take part in the governance and leadership of our society..
To this end,We have created the legal framework;President Weah pointed out that the ratifications of international and regional instruments to address gender inequalities are necessary because of socio-cultural practices and stereotypes that support the subordination and dominance of men..
“I would like to inform you that my Government,Together with UN partners, is implementing the EU Spotlight Initiative to end violence and harmful traditional practices against women and girls and promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights”, Pres. We stated.
He stated that the Government of Liberia is currently implementing a 50 million US Dollars ECOWAS-funded program to increase the entrepreneurial potential of women entrepreneurs.
I wish to express Liberia’s sincere gratitude to our local and international partners,Both bilateral and multilateral,He thanked them for their continued support of our efforts to combat the pandemic..
Liberia has been able to achieve herd immunity by the end of the year thanks to that support.
He stated that his government continues to take action through the development of new policy frameworks, strategic interventions, and other measures to address the effects of climate change and protect our environment..Liberia has committed to achieving a reduction of carbon emissions by sixty-four (64%%) percent below the level of business-as normal by 2030.
We expect that the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt, COP 27, will be an opportunity to accelerate action towards the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement (and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)..
Touching on adhering to constitutional obligation, President Weah said Liberia can proudly confirm that his leadership is expected to hold Presidential and Legislative elections in October 2023.Our democracy will be strengthened by the forthcoming elections.
According to him, in that regard, “I wish to underscore my Government’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that the enabling environment continues to exist for the conduct of peaceful,Free, fair, Transparent,All-inclusive elections. This is in keeping with my commitment to ensuring that the democratic will of the Liberian people is respected at all times.”
On the international front, President Weah indicated that this year’s Assembly is taking place at a difficult time when even as the world is recovering from the scourge of COVID-19, we continue to face the challenges of the war in Ukraine, climate change, and its devastating effects on our environment.
He said that the Ukrainian people are suffering the unwarranted military incursion’s harsh effects.,The economic downturn that has been caused by disruptions to global supply chains is having devastating effects on the rest of the globe.,Food insecurity,Prices of basic goods, and services are rising.
Dr. Weah also thanked the United Nations and bilateral and multilateral partners who continue to support our contribution to regional and global peace & security.
Source: New republic liberia