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The United States Embassy near Monrovia and the United Nations Mission in Liberia reaffirm their commitment to working with every young people across the country through the Federation of Liberian Youth or FLY in promoting youth programs. Making this commitment yesterday October 30, 2017, at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor at the official launch of the National Youth Manifesto  The Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy Mr. Paul Hinshaw says the United States Government through its agencies here has been working with the Government of Liberia and young people in the country.


Reiterating the commitment on Monday, 30 October at the Monrovia City Hall during the official launch of the National Youth Manifesto, he says the U.S. Embassy remains committed to working with members of the Federation of Liberian Youth, and other youth groups in making sure their objectives in the manifesto are met.

For his part, the Chief of Peace and Consolidation Service at UNMIL Mr. Francis Kai-kai outlines numerous support provided the Government of Liberia and young people over the years. He notes that the involvement of UNMIL and the international community is a clear indication that they remain committed to working with the Liberian people, especially youth groups through the Federation of Liberian Youth to make sure the National Youth Manifesto is implemented.

“The United Nations Mission wants to reaffirm its commitment in working with every young person across this country in the implementation of its program and activities for the benefit of the country”. The Manifesto is a complementary youth document designed by the Federation of Liberian Youth in support of the National Youth Act of 2013, which is yet to be passed into law.

According to FLY, it is a development document that spells out the hopes, aspiration and expectation of young people as they move toward the November 7 runoff election and beyond, providing a roadmap for a historic approach to youth development in Liberia.

By Lewis S.Teh

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