US Amb. Calls for Global Human Rights, Freedoms

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The United States Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Deborah Malac, has disclosed that her government is committed to seeing a world where human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons are realized.

While there is distance left to travel to make the world a [a better place], the United States pledges to be a partner with Liberia in that journey to remove the stigma of Ebola and HIV/AIDS and to ensure justice for people to travel.

“There is need to empower women and girls, and promote the rights of persons with disabilities and this will amount to global human rights and freedom that everyone envisages,” said Ambassador Malac in her New Year’s message to Liberia.

“My wish for all Liberians in 2015 and beyond is to continue to build upon the progress we have made and the challenges we have faced in the past year.  Let us continue to work to prevent new Ebola infections, to strengthen our partnerships, and to increase our respect for all members of society as one people.”

The US diplomat noted that the Government of the United States is proud to partner with the people and Government of Liberia to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa, due to the progress it has seen in the past few months.

However, she cautioned that the battle is not yet won and called on the general public to exert all efforts in ensuring that Ebola is eradicated. 

According to her, with the support of the United Nations, civil society, and international partners, the people of Liberia must stay committed to stemming new Ebola infections and preventing new outbreaks throughout the country.

She said the full-fledged international response to the Ebola crisis has created new partnerships between government, civil society and various institutions since the outbreak of the epidemic.  She urged the people of Liberia to continue this worthy partnership during the post Ebola period. 

The US ambassador further disclosed that, “We hope these health-related partnerships continue to flourish and strengthen in 2015 and beyond into a post-Ebola Liberia so that men, women, and children have access to regular and safe healthcare.”

The US ambassador added that, “Together we can eliminate Ebola from Liberia and her neighboring countries; getting this done is everybody’s business.”

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