Liberian leader Launches High Level Panel On Migration, Lauds Effort

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, June 06, 2017, launched the High-Level Panel Migration in the auditorium of the C. Cecil Dennis at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, lauding stakeholders in the sector.

During the launch, President Sirleaf poured praises on the crafters of this initiative, and further urged them to do more in helping to bring relief to those who normally endanger their lives in migrating from one country to another.

The launching brought together dignitaries in the sector and officials of the Liberian Government who witnessed the official launch of the High-Level Panel on Migration.

Dignitaries and Government officials at the launch

Earlier three executives in the sector, including the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Ambassador Knut Vollebaek, the Founder of Africa Diaspora Network of California, the United States of America; Ms. Almaz Negash, Professor Mohammad Mohamedou; International History, Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland and Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa made their presentation on the importance of migration.

Panelists addressing the media

Following the launch and presentation by the panels, a news conference was held where the three elaborated on the importance of the launch, and why world governments should pay keen attention to the well-being of their respective citizens who due to other reason find themselves in foreign countries migrating.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.