Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the Project in Liberia

By Japan - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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TOKYO, Japan, December 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated below denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.


1. On 19th, August, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, which was established through the initiative of the Government of Japan in 1999, decided to extend assistance totaling 2,499,900 US dollars to a project entitled “Human Security Initiative in the Most Neglected Communities with the Integration of Efforts by the UN Country Team in Liberia”.

2. The project is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to promote the human security by protecting those those vulnerable people and empowering fragile border counties through addressing issues such as land dispute, food insecurity, lack of social services including public health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), low income, and weak social cohesion. The activities will include the following:

(a) Fostering social cohesion, reconciliation, and peacebuilding in the target counties through establishing local leadership.

(b) Strengthening agriculture based livelihoods of vulnerable population through market and roads accessibility, skills training, and employment creation.

(c) Ensuring comprehensive prevention, management and response to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and harmful cultural practices including child marriage.

(d) Strengthening health security of target communities, especially adolescents and young people, through HIV/AIDS prevention and enhancing sustainability of WASH services.

3. This project is expected to promote human security of the vulnerable population in Liberia.