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today’s holiday/celebration: Liberia National Unification Day


Liberia National Unification Day

This annual observance in Liberia draws attention to the animosity between the Americo-Liberian elite and the indigenous majority. Under the leadership of President William V. S. Tubman, who led from 1944 to 1971, the divide between these two groups was diminished. Tubman introduced the National Unification Policy, which featured among other things an extension of the vote to women and the country’s indigenous people. The anniversary emerged as a means to draw support for the policy. The day reminds Liberians to remember what they hold in common and not to dwell on how they diverge. More… Discuss

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Stevie Wonder Address the Audience at the Global Citizen Festival


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Published on Oct 17, 2013

The Secretary-General appeared on stage on 28 September at the Global Citizen Festival with United Nations Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder; together with 60,000 activists in Central Park, they lifted their voices to end extreme poverty.
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