28 January 2013

Liberia: UN Panel Convenes Today

Delegates from around the world have begun arriving in Monrovia ahead of the High Level Panel discussion taking place in the country between January 28 and February 2, 2013 focusing on economic transformation.

The Panel, co-chaired by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, along with British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Susilo Babbang Yudhoyono of Indonesia will focus on the global agenda. But there will also be discussion with foreign investors on the opportunities and prospects for investment in Liberia.

A release from the African CSO Secretariat in Monrovia said the forum will be held under the Theme: 'National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity', Will focus an outreach and consultation for the first day

during which members of the Panel will take stock of key constituencies' emerging positions and new evidence, including global CSOs.

The rerelease said starting today, there will be two days of civil soeiety workshops featuring groups from the Liberia Civil Society Organization or (CSO) coalition, such as the Girl Guides.

The release added that the workshops will produce recommendations to be presented to Panel members on 30 January as part of the Outreach Day.

Opened by the Mayor of Monrovia, Madam Mary Broh, keynote speakers will include the Minister of Gender and Development Julius Dnucan Cassell, and professor Gita Sen who will lead workshops looking at what should make up the National Building Blocks for Prosperity.

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