New York

09 March 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia. He commended President Johnson Sirleaf for her leadership in efforts to defeat Ebola and welcomed the progress made so far. He underscored the need to remain vigilant and pledged the UN's support for Liberia's post-Ebola recovery and development. He also stressed the importance of drawing lessons from the Ebola response to manage future global health crises.

The Secretary-General and President Johnson Sirleaf discussed the draw down of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and agreed that it should be carried out in close cooperation with the Government of Liberia. They also discussed the post-2015 development agenda and the need for high-level, global participation at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa later this year.