Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) ambassadorial-level meeting, Liberia configuration Conference - 16 June 2017
The ambassadorial-level meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) held on 16 June 2017 was chaired by, Mrs. Irina Schoulgin Nyoni, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission of Sweden to the United Nations (UN). It provided updates on the current situation in Liberia and briefed the Commission about the peacebuilding plan, transition process, and capacity mapping in Liberia. Following the introductory statement by the Chair, Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, Deputy Special Representative to the UN Mission in Liberia briefed the PBC on the UN's capacity mapping in the country. The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Jane Yeboah, Head of Governance for UN's Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana, and H.E. Mr Lewis G. Brown, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Liberia to the UN, as well as a representative of the Peacebuilding Support Office who all provided inputs for the discussion. The Commission discussed how to best support Liberia in the transition process, recalibrate the existing capacities, and ensure predictable financial support and continued strategic presence in the country.
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