Addressing employees of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) during a tour of the newly renovated office on Capitol Bye Pass in Monrovia, SRSG Zarif expressed the United Nation’s commitment to partner for the protection of children and the less-fortunate.
Zarif indicated that despite its limited operational budget, UNMIL will remain a loud voice for support to the Gender, Children and Social Protection fight.
“As you know, UNMIL currently does not have significant amount of operational budget, what we are given is used for sustaining the mission itself, paying for soldiers, the police and covering the cost for the operation itself and the little we have under our quick impact project, we try to maximize and put it at your service and the service of other deserving agencies.
“You can continue counting on UNMIL in its limited resources. The least we can do is to ensure that our voices are raised in support of your work”, SRSG Zarif stated.
“You have a loud voice in support for what you do; the loudest will be the He For She campaign, we are all volunteers in the cause for gender balance and the interest of the children,” Zarif added.
In remarks, Gender Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan Cassell recounted the significant role UNMIL played in supporting the Ministry’s relocation through its Quick Impact Project.
“We moved here a little over a month through the support of UNMIL, who remain a big friend and partner to the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection,” Minister Cassell said, adding, “our building was small after the merger; then we had this building through the President’s intervention thanks to UNMIL who helped us with some furniture and materials to complete the building.”