Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trust Fund Critical to UNMIL’s Exit, UNDP Boss Declares

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l-r) Mr. Dominic Sam, and Ms. Gisela Strand signing SIDA’s additional funding to the JSTF
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP’s) Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam, has described the Justice and Security Trust Fund (JSTF) for Liberia as critical to the transition of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). 

Mr. Sam said, “The JSTF provides complementarity to the funding that is already coming from the Peace Building Fund from which Liberia benefits, and that is why we are placing emphasis on it.”
Mr. Sam spoke Thursday at UNDP’s office in Mamba Point, Monrovia, during the signing of an amendment to Sweden’s contribution to the Justice and Security Trust Fund.

He added that the trust fund has helped the UNDP and its partners to give a “better platform” with a focus on the acceleration of progress in the justice and security sectors of Liberia.
“The JSTF became operational since 2011, and it is critical in Liberia, as we discuss the departure of the UN peacekeeping mission,” the UNDP-Liberia boss said.

Moreover, he noted that they are also focused intervening in the areas of good governance and the sustained stabilization of Liberia. UNDP thanked Sweden for its continued contribution to the JSTF.

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