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United Nations Mission in Liberia
Duration: September 2003 - March 2018
Local time:
25 May 2024 - 08:07 GMT

Support for the implementation of the Peace Process

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) was established by Security Council resolution 1509 (2003) of 19 September 2003 to support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the peace process; protect United Nations staff, facilities and civilians; support humanitarian and human rights activities; as well as assist in national security reform, including national police training and formation of a new, restructured military.


On 25 May 2016, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2288 (2016), lifting sanctions on Liberia that had been in place since 2003. On 30 June, 2016, UNMIL completed the transfer of security responsibilities to Liberian authorities, in accordance with resolution 2239, adopted on 17 September 2015.UNMIL successfully completed its mandate on 30 March 2018. You can find out about the mission's past activities and achievements through its website. The United Nations family remains committed to supporting the Government, ensuring that the hard won peace is sustained and that the country and its people continue to progress and thrive.

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