UNMIL Draw Down Continues

first_imgThe Special Representative to the Secretary General, Madam Karin Landgren, has disclosed that the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will continue to draw down its peace keeping mission in Liberia while increasing the presence of UNMIL’s police unit to prepare the Liberia National Police (LNP) for their eventual withdrawal.She made the disclosure over the weekend when she attended the contingent medal parade held at the Pakistani base around Hotel Africa.“For the past 10 years, we have worked with our Liberian counterparts towards maintaining peace and stability in Liberia. In June 2013, we successfully concluded the first phase of transition of security responsibilities from UNMIL to the Government of Liberia. This year, UNMIL is working closely with the Government in implementing the second phase of the security transition. This will also mark the departure of our PAKBATT 19 colleagues after serving diligently in Maryland, Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties. Once again I want to take this opportunity to thank our Pakistani Peacekeepers for their contribution to peace and stability in Liberia over the past ten years,” she declared.  “As we continue to gradually draw down UNMIL forces in 2014, we are working with the government to continue building the capacity of Liberia’s security institutions, particularly the LNP and Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN).The SRSG also used the platform to encourage the Government, civil society, and all national bodies to continue to strengthen their contribution to preserving Liberia’s hard won peace, stating that “Every individual Liberian has a role to play by respecting the law and becoming engaged in civic duties for the well-being of this country. “Madam Landgren also called on UN Peacekeepers to be vigilant, stating, “As UN peacekeepers, you represent the United Nations during and outside working hours.  Your actions as peacekeepers should always remain professional and respectful.The UN seeks to set an example, through all of us. We can do this by preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, respecting and promoting human rights, and in taking good care of the environment. I count on all of us to live up to these expectations.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Heynckes says Bayern played best match for years

first_img0Shares0000Jupp Heynckes’ final European match in charge saw Bayern Munich fall just short © AFP / Christof STACHEMADRID, Spain, May 2 – Coach Jupp Heynckes said Bayern Munich played their best match for years but were undone by a mistake from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to allow Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final.“We are very disappointed,” Heynckes said. “My team played an outstanding game. I haven’t seen Bayern play as well as that for years. “At this high level you can’t make the sort of mistakes we made after half-time.”The unfortunate Ulreich gifted Karim Benzema his second goal of the match one minute after the break at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, completely misjudging a back-pass from Corentin Tolisso to allow the French striker to slot the ball into an empty net.James Rodriguez equalised for Bayern in the 63rd minute, setting up a desperate last half-hour in which the Germans pinned Real back but despite a handful of chances failed to score the goal that would have given them an away-goals victory on aggregate.Real won 4-3 over the two legs and will play either Roma or Liverpool in the final in Kiev on May 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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