UNICEF Country Representative Sheldon Yett to Foreign Minister Kamara: “… 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.”
Foreign Affairs 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 to address critical challenges and other issues confronting its work in Liberia.
According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, Ms. Kamara gave the assurance when she met Mr. Sheldon Yett at her office during a courtesy call last Friday, April 15. During the visit, the two officials exchanged views on critical issues of mutual concern.
Minister Kamara hailed UNICEF for the many good initiatives it is undertaking in Liberia including children’s rights, survival, development and protection and urged him to bring to her attention anything that requires the ministry’s intervention.
She encouraged Mr. Yett to also focus on peace building initiatives at the community level, particularly among the young people of Liberia.
Minister Kamara further 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.
She promised to consult her legal team to seek ways to help address some of the challenges that distract UNICEF’s operation in Liberia.
Mr. Yett, in his remarks earlier, informed Minister Kamara about some of the challenges faced by UNICEF – Liberia and called on her to assist the organization to find amicable solutions to the challenges.
Commenting on some of the challenges, Mr. Yett indicated that there is a lot to be done to ensure that 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.”