“Ambassador Kemayah Pays Tribute to Women of Liberia- Reaffirms GOL’s Commitment to Women, Peace, Security and Development Agenda”

(New York, June 10, 2020) Liberia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr.; in a statement delivered on “Women, Peace, Security and Development”; during the 2020 Africa Dialogue Series recently held at the United Nations in New York paid tribute to the Women of Liberia, Africa and the World; and reaffirmed Liberia’s unflinching commitment and support to the Zero-Tolerance Policy on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Ambassador Kemayah averred: “On behalf of His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia and Liberia’s Feminist-In-Chief and the Government and People of Liberia; we salute and pay tribute to the Women of Liberia, Africa and the world; and reaffirm our unflinching commitment and support to the Zero-Tolerance Policy on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and Women, Peace, Security and Development Agenda; and the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

Ambassador Kemayah declared: “Twenty years of advocacy through UN Security Council Resolution 1325; which calls for special measures to protect women and girls from conflict-related sexual violence; must neither be minimized nor compromised; justice and the rule of law must not fall into abeyance”. He concluded: “As Governments continue to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, it is important that women and girls are represented at every level of the response: from planning to decision-making; to ensure effective and sustainable results.

While thanking the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser for Africa for organizing the 2020 Africa Dialogue Series; the Liberian Envoy highlighted that 2020 is a landmark year for taking stock on the advancement of women and gender equality. Said Ambassador Kemayah: “This year is a landmark year for taking stock on the advancement of women and gender equality.

It commemorates the Twenty-fifth - 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action;  as well as the Twentieth - 20th  Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security”.