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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has by Proclamation declared Saturday, October 24, 2015 as “United Nations Day” to be observed throughout Liberia as a Working Holiday.

The observance is in recognition of the invaluable contributions of the United Nations (UN) to Liberia and the world-at large. The Proclamation calls upon all national and international organizations, United Nations agencies near Monrovia; schools and other institutions of learning as well as the citizenry to cooperate with the Ministry of Education in organizing appropriate programs befitting the occasion.

Liberia will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Day under the Theme: “United Nations At 70, A New Commitment to Action.” The observance is also intended to express Liberia’s appreciation of the numerous achievements of the United Nations and to support its aims and objectives in the country.

 The Proclamation recalls the critical role being played by the United Nations and its Member States in rebuilding Liberia following the country’s civil crisis for which it remains most grateful. It notes that as a Founding Member of the UN and signatory to its Charter, Liberia will continue to support all programs of the global organization as an expression of its constant appreciation, particularly with emphasis on the stationing of the United Nations Mission In Liberia (UNMIL).

On October 13, 1957, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a Resolution declaring October 24 of each year, the Anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, to be observed as United Nations Day and called on Member States to cooperate with the United Nations in the Observance of the Day.-Press release

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