Youth


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Last Friday-1 July 2016- would go down the annals of Liberian history as an important day. As a day in which the Government of Liberia took over security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) following 13 years of unbroken peace.

Current wave of mob violence suggests an episodic security threat that a strong security apparatus is required to manage. We are of the opinion that limited uprising could lead to wider insurrection and as we prepare for the next Presidential and Parliamentarian elections, there is need to rumours, fears and doubts.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Every day is a challenge and as young people we need to prepare for it, train for it and test for it. With the advent of the digital media and other emerging technology, the world is becoming smaller, young people are interacting more and understanding what is specific to our culture, what is universal and making peace a choice becomes important.


Gwendolyn S. Myers

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

The recent visit of the delegation from the Peace Building Commission based in New York and the outcome of discussions with young peace messengers was another eye opener. We dialogued about the need to allow young people handle the affairs of sustainable peace and on the need to have a better peace culture through an equal partnership with youths.


Chinyere Joy. Onodugo- Peace Messenger/ Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP)

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

Chinyere J. Onodugo is a core volunteer of Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia. As a student of electronics engineering at the Stella Maris polytechnic, Chinyere still finds time for peace activism, writing, dance and volunteerism. The extract below is her contribution to the column on Peace Recipe.
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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.

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