On May 8, 2022, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah left the country for the country of Cote d’Ivoire, where he will participate in the Heads of State Summit on Drought Resilience and Sustainable Land Management.

The Summit will take place in conjunction with the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which will take place from May 9–20, 2022.

The Summit will take place on Monday, May 9, 2022, and will be attended by President Weah and other world leaders. Land degradation, climate change, and biodiversity loss are all interconnected problems that will be addressed at the summit, which will build on the goals of the Great Green Wall and identify concrete solutions. It will also serve as the official start of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration.

With the theme “Land. Life. Legacy: From Scarcity to Prosperity,” the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP15) this year is calling for action to ensure that land, which is essential to life on this planet, continues to benefit both current and future generations.

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP15) will bring together government leaders, representatives from the private sector, representatives from civil society, and other key stakeholders from around the world to advance progress in the future sustainable management of land, one of our most valuable natural resources.

While President Weah is away, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, will serve as chair of the Cabinet, consulting with the Vice President of Liberia and communicating with the President via telephone while the President is away.

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