The International Peace Institute (IPI), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), would like to invite you to a conversation with Liberian President, H.E. Mr. George Manneh Weah, as part of its Global Leader Series. Following President Weah’s presentation, there will be a discussion moderated by IPI’s president, Terje Rød-Larsen, with Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Chair of the Liberia Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, and the Assistant Secretary General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of UNDP, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa, on Liberia’s peacebuilding objectives and development priorities. The event will take place at IPI on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 8:15am to 9:45am.
Liberia’s presidential and legislative elections at the end of 2017 and the successful transfer of democratic power two months later marked a significant accomplishment in the country’s history. Following this peaceful transition and the end of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Libera now embarks on the next stage of its development trajectory. As part of this process, President Weah and the Liberian government are finalizing the country’s new development framework, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD). At this Global Leader Series event, President Weah will reflect on Liberia’s current opportunities and challenges while also addressing how best the international community can sustain and amplify its support to the country.
Because of the strict security relating to the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, you will need to arrive by 8:00am and bring a photo ID, as well as a copy of this invitation to enter the building.
*Please note that you must register for the event prior to September 26th in order to attend*
Due to space constraints, we can only accept the first 100 positive responses.
For questions, contact:
Beatrice Agyarkoh, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-225-9628