UN sets up second joint office in Liberia

Published on 10 March 2009

The opening of a joint United Nations office in a provincial capital of Liberia will boost cooperation in international support to the West African country, which is recovering from a devastating 14-year civil war, a UN official said Monday. The five agencies are the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The organizations will carry out joint assessments, planning, programming, implementing and monitoring of projects in the county, creating an opportunity for the UN to maximize the effectiveness of its expertise for the benefit of the people, said Jordan Ryan, the deputy UN Envoy in Liberia.

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