Meeting the Stars
Mr. Keating, Min. Woods and photojournalist Stemn pose for photo
The Minister of Labor Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods. II says there can be no peace without justice and cautioned that peace can only be sustained by a collective will to end the culture of impunity through the respect for the rule of law.
According to Labor Ministry release, Minister Woods made the statement Wednesday, October 8, 2008. when a visiting Liberian veteran photojournalist, Gregory Stemn along with Michael Keating of the University if Massachusetts and Jessica Graham, an American journalist, paid a courtesy call to present to him a photo album, containing pictorial of atrocities committed during the 14 years civil crisis in Liberia.
The release said Minister Woods who returned to the country over the weekend after participating in a follow-up conference on promoting Decent work in Africa convened by the Realizing Rights, The Ethical Globalization initiative and the ILO held in New York, United States, as well as attending ceremonies marking the fortieth anniversary of justice $ peace Commission of the Netherland, earlier welcome the guest to the Ministry and praised them for the presentation, which he said remains a valuable contribution to the ongoing national reconciliation agenda.
The Decent work Conference held in New York was intended to build more support for decent work programmes in Africa, with specific case studies on post conflict countries, including Liberia. The conference focused on development assistance, employment, rights protection and social dialogue.
It can be recalled, the Ministry of Labor in partnership with the "Realizing Rights (RR) The Ethical Globalization Initiative" and the International Labor Organization (ILO), convened a high-level forum on promoting Decent Work in Africa from September 8-9,2008 in Monrovia, which was attended by Liberian President H.E. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Realizing Rights president Mary Robinson and other high profile personalities from across the world. The conference in New York was therefore a follow-up for wider participation and consensus building.
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