Ministry of Planning Bid Farewell to Ambassador Jordan Ryan
Wednesday, 18th March 2009
Ambassador Ryan receiving a traditional gown from Deputy Minister Peter BenMONROVIA - The Ministry of Planning & Economic Affairs has paid tribute to Deputy United Nations Special Representative Jordan Ryan, for his contributions toward Liberiaís recovery and development.
Photo Credit: MOPEA
Photo Credit: MOPEA
Speaking during a farewell program held in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in honor of Ambassador Ryan as he completes his assignment in Liberia, Planning & Economic Affairs Minister, Amara Konneh, praised Mr. Ryan for helping to strengthen relations between UN Agencies operating in Liberia and the Government of Liberia.
According to a Ministry of Planning & Economic Affairs release, Minister Konneh also commended the Deputy United Nations Secretary-Generalís Special Representative and UNDP Resident Representative for his leadership, partnership, and willingness to provide a helping hand to Liberia, based on his understanding of development and the constraints facing Liberia. Minister Konneh spoke warmly of the outgoing UN officialís ability to be a team player who brought the UN Agencies in Liberia together as one to joined-up with the government to support to the preparation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy and County Development Agendas, Joint Programs based on joint analysis, Joint Offices, vaccination campaign and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse campaign, among others.
Also speaking at the occasion, Gender Minister, Varbah Gayflor, commended Ambassador Ryan for opening new windows of opportunity for Liberian women through his advocacy for more support for gender-based programs to empower Liberian women.
In appreciation for his partnership with Ministry of Planning & Economic Affairs and the Government of Liberia, Ambassador Ryan received a traditional Liberian gown as a token from the entire Ministry of Planning Family.
The Deputy UNMIL boss is completing his tour of duty to Liberia and is expected to take up a new assignment as Assistant Administrator of United Nations Development Programís Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery at the UN headquarters in New York.