Monrovia, Liberia - The Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany has signed a new agreement to support the Strengthened United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Liberia.
The new agreement comes with a contribution of over 500,000 euros which will support the RCO’s work towards sustaining peace gains in Liberia.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Günter Plambeck, the Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Liberia and Mr. Pa Lamin Beyai, the UN Resident Coordinator a.i at the One UN House located in the capital, Monrovia.
Speaking after the signing, Mr. Plambeck said that the support to strengthen the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office was part of the Government of Germany’s efforts to maintain peace in the world as a member of the UN Security Council.
“As a current member of the UN Security Council, we are interested in maintaining peace between countries and within countries. In Liberia, we have a case of maintaining peace within the country after many years of civil strife. It is still a fragile country and bolstering the peace process must continue for some years to come,” he said.
The contribution for the Federal Republic of Germany will enable the UN RCO to continue its work in supporting Liberia’s efforts to consolidate its peace gains through preventative interventions, provide political support in sustaining peace and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among others.
“We thank the Government of Germany for its generous support to strengthen the UN particularly the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Liberia. We believe that these funds will support the continuation of our work in bolstering peace in the country,” Mr. Beyai said.
In addition, the funds will be key for ensuring that the Political, Peace and Development Unit functions of the RCO can continue their work in providing political analysis, supporting dialogue and using the RCO’s good offices to sustain peace by addressing emerging challenges.