President George Manneh Weah has by proclamation declared Wednesday, October 24, 2018, as “United Nations Day” and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday.
According to a Foreign Ministry release issued Tuesday, 23 October President Weah says the observance is in recognition of the invaluable contributions of the United Nations to Liberia and the world at large.
The proclamation calls on government ministries and agencies, international organizations, United Nations Agencies here, schools and other institutions of learning, as well as citizens in general to cooperate with the Ministry of Education in organizing appropriate programs befitting the occasion.
The proclamation is in consonance with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution adopted October 13, 1957, declaring October 24 of each year as the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations.
It is to be observed as “United Nations Day” and Member States are called upon to cooperate with the United Nations in the observance of the Day.According to the release, Liberia will join other Member States to celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the United Nations Day under the theme: “Traditions of Peace and Non-Violence.”
The proclamation praises the United Nations Organization and its Member States for their roles played and critical role they continue to play in the rebuilding of Liberia following its civil crisis for which the country remains most grateful.
It concludes that Liberia, as a founding member and signatory to the charter of the august body, meaningfully benefits there from and continues to support all programs of the world body as an expression of its constant appreciation, particularly with emphasis on the operation of the United Nations Mission in Liberia.–Press release