Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged support to the National
Transitional Government of Liberia
Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged $200 million Friday to
start rebuilding Liberia after 14 years of civil war and urged
the world community to help Liberians seize what may be Liberia's
last, best chance for peace.
Paul Klein, heads the U.N. mission in Liberia. Jacques-Paul Klein
is the special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Liberia
Million Pledged for Rebuilding Liberia
Comment: It took 23 years (1980 - 2003) for the Liberian Crisis
to make it to the top of the UN & US priority list. Let's not
blow this one chance to achieve long lasting peace, not only for
this generation, but for all future generations of Liberians. Let's
do it right and correct the system that allowed 17 men, and a handful
of others, to destabilized an entire nation and brought 3.3 million
people to war.
assisination of our President should not cause our governmental
structure, our nation, and our people to be derailed and destoryed.
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Gyude Bryant, right, Chairman of the National Transitional Government
of Liberia, speaks during a meeting at U.N. headquarters Friday,
Feb. 6, 2004. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
to Political Violence, War, Rebels brutaility, Death, Destruction,
Neglect, Decline & Decay.
to Peace, Revitialization, Justice, Equality, Unity and prosperity
for All Liberians...
Kitt, representing the European Union Presidency
to R) US Secretary of State Colin Powell, UN Secretary General
Kofi Annan, Mark Malloch Brown, Chairman of the Conference on
Liberia, and Charles Gyude Bryant, Chairman of the National Transitional
Government of Liberia
Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin. France also wants U.S. support
for a U.N. peacekeeping mission in neighboring Ivory Coast.
assure you that Liberia will rise again. I know this because there
is now a concerted solidarity running across the broadest spectrum
of Liberians that political violence will no longer return to Liberia"
is time to heal the wounds, reconcile our people and commence in
earnest the process of national renewal" Gyude
Makes Impassioned Plea for Liberia Funding
said that as a career military man, he was particularly touched
by stories of Liberian children being recruited into war, drugged,
beaten and made into sexual slaves for other fighters.
boys and girls have known more horrors in their young lives than
anyone, let alone a child, ever should have to endure," he
told the gathering.
must help these children. If we help these deeply traumatized children
to live in hope, then there is also hope for all of Liberia. Indeed
we must bring fresh faith in the future to a country that for too
long has lived in hopelessness,"
Bryant, left, chairman of the National Transitional Government of
Liberia (news - web sites), and U.S. Secretary of State shake hands
before a news press conference at the United Nations in New York,
Friday February 6, 2004.