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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the head of a high-level Liberian Government delegation, is in New York, United States of America to participate in the 70th United Nations General Assembly.

The President and delegation will also participate in other high-level meetings which kick off on September 25th 2015. The Executive Mansion, quoting a dispatch, said President Sirleaf arrived in New York last Friday, September 18, 2015 after a successful working visit to Berlin, Germany, where she addressed the G-7 Forum for Dialogue with Women Empowerment.

The United Nations 70th Session, which officially began on September 15th, 2015, is being held under the theme: “Human Rights, Peace and Security.” While in New York, the Liberian leader will preside over several important side-events and also meet with a number of development partners at bilateral and multilateral levels in a quest to accelerate the country’s recovery program, as well as address the United Nations General Assembly.

In her address to the global community, President Sirleaf is expected to provide an update on Government’s preparations to assume full responsibility of its own security from the UN Mission in Liberia next year; progress made in the fight against the Ebola virus disease since the country was declared “Ebola free” by the World Health Organization for the second time; and more broadly, socio-economic developments affecting the global community, including international peace and security, human rights, terrorism trans-national organized crimes, among others.-Press Release

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