President George Manneh Weah left Liberia today, May 8, 2022 to attend the Heads of State Summit on Drought Resilience and Sustainable Land Management in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Summit is part of the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) runs from May 9-20, 2022.
President Weah and world leaders attend the Summit on Monday, May 9, 2022. The summit will build on the Great Green Wall agenda and offer a concrete response to the interconnected challenges of land degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss, stepping into the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
This year’s COP15 theme, ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From Scarcity to Prosperity’, is a call to action to ensure that land, the lifeline on this planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.
In addition to the leaders from Government, COP15 will also bring together the private sector, civil society, and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future sustainable management of land, one of our most precious natural assets.
While President Weah is away, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel D. Tweah will act as chair of the Cabinet in consultation with the Vice President of Liberia and via telephone with the President.
The Liberian Chief Executive is expected home on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.