Liberia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dee Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr. has underscored Government’s commitment to creating the necessary avenues for Liberians to explore.
According to the Liberian diplomat, President Weah’s quest to see more Liberians employ in the United Nations system around the world remains key on his agenda.
He said the plan Tuesday and future awareness meetings to ensure Liberians take up job opportunities in the United Nations System is in furtherance of the vision and desire of two leaders, President George Weah and the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres.
Amb. Kemayah told reporters Monday that the vision is a dual one after series of meetings and interactions between and among the two leaders.
According to him the United Nations Secretary General has deep interest with employment opportunities for Countries under represented including Liberia, something, he urged Liberians to see now as a golden opportunity for them especially after the lobbying process by President Weah and the Liberia’s UN diplomatic office in New York.
Ambassador Kemayah pointed out that there is a diversity within the UN system/ secretariat as such the UN has developed a strategy from 2019 to 2021 to deal with said issue noting that it is imperative for Liberians to express interest in said regard for the betterment of the nation and its people.
“When more Liberians get employ within the UN system it helps reduce economic burden on local families, boost the Country’s economy and provides a wider and dozens of opportunities for the nation and its people”, the Liberian envoy, added.
As scheduled and plan he noted that the Human Resource Officer, strategic Talent Management Service in the staffing diversity outreach section of the UN in New York Floresha Berisha is currently in the Country to create more awareness and education on how Liberians can seize the opportunity to apply for jobs in the UN system.
Amb. Kemayah stressed that it is now time for Liberians to muster the courage and take the bold step to ensure they work in the UN System, a dream for the Liberian leader, he added.
The process Mr. Kemayah indicated is open to all irrespective of political, Religious, economic and or social as well as other backgrounds.
Amb. Kemayah said he is confident that Liberians will seize the opportunity because Liberia has professional, qualified and skill individuals who can ably perform well within the UN System.
Speaking ahead of the Tuesday’s session Madam Floresha said the United Nations focus as prat of the initiative is to have a diversified workforce that will be geographically balanced, gender sensitive as well as attracting multi-talented individuals to work in the secretariat of the UN.
She told reporters that her mission among other things is to create awareness about the entire recruitment process as well as to explain in details on how the programs of the UN work including identifying on how to apply among other things.
She said the process is a competitive one as such she encouraged Liberians to identify their strengths and take up the challenge.
According to her, the UN is committed to supporting all member States including Liberia, “Take the courage and Apply”, she urged Liberians.
Moreover, she noted that there is a gab in the system relative to women participation in peace keeping missions as well as other capacities as such she again calls for qualified and potential women to take advantage of the entire process to ensure the goal of ending gender parity by 2028 is achieved.
“We need a diversified workforce because we serve the people of the world”, the UN Human Resource officer, added.
The process which is expected to begin Tuesday November 26, 2019 to November 27, 2019 will take place at the new ministerial complex in Congo Town and will bring together Liberians from all sectors of the society as both Ambassador Kemayah and madam Floresha encouraged all Liberians to be a part of the activities.