Nairobi, Kenya: H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, visited the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) today, Tuesday 15th December 2015. During her time in the UN Complex, she addressed UN staff members and planted a tree as well as toured part of the compound.
While addressing UN staff members, President Johnson-Sirleaf pointed out that 2015 was a defining year for UN and the global community—end of the MDGs and beginning of the SDGs. She also commended the work done by UN agencies globally and encouraged staff members to “Go out as agents of change and help us make the world a better place.”
President Johnson-Sirleaf is in Kenya for the 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) conference, which is being held for the first time in Africa. She noted that Liberia is being admitted as a member state of the WTO.
Ms. Josephine Odera, UN Women’s Advisor on Leadership and Governance-Eastern and Southern Africa Region presented a gift to President Johnson-Sirleaf on behalf of the UN fraternity in recognition of her contribution to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment throughout her career.