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Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Last week UNMIL commemorated the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, a day set aside to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace to prevail. During the solemn ceremony at UNMIL headquarters, the UN Special Representative to the Secretary General (SRSG),
Farid Sarif, stated the number of UN personnel comprising of military, police, civilian, international and Liberian nationals who lost their lives during the year and since the start of the peacebuilding mission.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

When we review our recipe for sustainable peace in Liberia, it is not absolute that we have moved in the right direction. That we have moved at all is a marvel given existing bottlenecks of non-ingredient that are readily available around the cooking pot for peace and security.

As mentioned, the heart and soul of peace in Africa is tolerance and trust. Most scholars, experts and volunteer peace messengers for peace, transformation and conflict mediation would argue differently.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

This week we took our dialogue among peace messengers to The Challenges Forum Event at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York. The discussion was rich, interactive and inspiring. We noted as key observation issues with the adoption of most resolutions such as 1325 and 2250 and the inadequacy of Governments, civil societies to implement follow-up actions.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Messengers of Peace (MOP) - Liberia has not witnessed an issue, since we started the dialogue for peace fora among young people, so hotly contested as the recipe for peace. There are two schools of thoughts on this issue. One school of thought is of the opinion that, there are no recipes for peace. The other school of thought argues to the contrary.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

As Liberia assesses the health status of women and moves towards the implementation of the UN’s sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is an urgent need to review five basic elements with a focus on a people-centered approach and heavy investment in human social security.

Among the elements to be reviewed would be issues that directly and indirectly impact on the health conditions of women in Liberia. These issues stem from adolescent health, maternal care, to sexual and gender based violence.

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