West African leaders adopt ECO as single currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ECOWAS is the Economic Community of West African States. The West African leaders endorsed the […]

Weah’s speech at launch of ‘She’s You’ movement

It gives me great pleasure to stand here today to launch the She’s You Movement, which is the flagship program of my dear wife, Her Excellency Ambassador Clar Marie Weah, First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, in her national advocacy campaign for the empowerment of women and girls in our beloved country.  But, before […]

UK to continue engagement with Liberia

The United Kingdom (UK) has recommitted its continued engagement with Liberia, emphasizing education, health and sustainable development. Speaking recently when she hosted Liberian Ambassador to the UK Gurly T. Gibson, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Harriet Baldwin outlined development aid and private sector financing that continue to shape the UK’s […]

Tourism: A global force for growth and development

With international tourist arrivals having grown by 4% over the first quarter of 2019, following on from 6% growth in 2018, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism met in Azerbaijan for the 110th Session of its Executive Council on June 16-18. The council brings member states […]

Sweden: Ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss how nuclear disarmament can be advanced. We are one year away from […]

Stability and reforms bring progress in Somalia

Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Mogadishu, the Somali capital on 10 June for talks with Somalia’s president and prime minister. She also met key humanitarian and diplomatic actors. “The Somali Government is more politically stable than it has been for many decades, and it is now in the process of implementing vital reforms. […]

Liberian President Weah calls for national dialogue

My Fellow Liberians: For the past several days, our democracy has been tried, tested, and it has proven to be mature, resilient, and strong.  You are aware that some of our citizens exercised their constitutional right to publicly assemble with the objective to petition their government. We commend them for the peaceful and orderly manner […]

Full text: ECOWAS statement on Liberian protest

  Following the series of mediation efforts and constructive engagements between the representatives of Government and organisers of the June 7 Protest that was facilitated by ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations, including the recent visits by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dr Mohamed Ibn […]

Liberian ambassador gives credentials to UNESCO

Liberia’s ambassador to France Geraldine Bass-Golokeh has presented her credentials to the Director General of UNESCO accrediting her as the West African nation’s 39th Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the world body. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization with its headquarters in Paris, France. UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay welcomed Ambassador Bass-Golokeh […]

New report: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found. The Baseline Report, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in […]