She noted that prior to her appointment as Liberia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N., the organization had already started providing funding to enhance the country’s peace building efforts.
Ambassador Kamara expressed thanks to the UN Secretary-General for the opportunity given her to serve in major capacities at the UN, including a member of the UN Civilian Capacity and the Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, where she represented the Liberian leader on many occasions.
According to a Foreign Ministry press release, Minister Kamara made the commendation when she called on the UN Secretary-General recently at the United Nations headquarters in New York to take leave of him as she assumes her new responsibilities as Liberia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
She thanked Secretary-General Ban for the cordial working relationship, stressing that it was “wonderful” working with him over the past few years.
Minister Kamara told Mr. Ban that she was very pleased to return to Liberia to contribute her quota to the post-war development drive of the country, having resided abroad since 1980.
On the issue of the joint letter from Presidents Sirleaf and Ouattara, she requested the Secretary-General to give the matter due consideration and noted further that the Liberian police force needs to do more, assuring that she would continue to be an advocate for adequate resources for the police.
On the SDGs, Minister Kamara informed Mr. Ban that Liberia has begun taking actions, including a briefing provided to the Cabinet so that they have a general knowledge and understanding of the development initiative.
She informed him of a formal launch of the SDGs to create awareness in Liberia.
She also indicated that a team from the UN Economic Commission for
Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) is expected to begin work to align the SDGs with Liberia’s development initiatives, including the Agenda for Transformation, and Vision 2030.
Madam Kamara also said Africa’s Vision 2063 would be integrated in the national