Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement

1. The Parties to this Peace Agreement undertake to make every effort to ensure the scrupulous observance and implementation of the provisions of this Peace Agreement in order to ensure the successful establishment and consolidation of a lasting peace in Liberia. 2. The transitional government provided for in this Agreement shall ensure the establishment of an effective administrative and security infrastructure to monitor and support the implementation of those safeguards in accordance with paragraph 1b of this Article. Each Party shall indicate the location of its units, including combat equipment, and shall communicate this information in writing to the JVT within 72 hours of the signing of this Agreement. The JVT visits the sites to verify the information provided and draw the locations of the units on a map. This document is signed by all parties and is the reference document on the limits of their location. A group of 8 women from the Mano River Women`s Peace Network (MARWOPNET) participated as observers in the peace talks in Accra. Concern about the lack of women`s representation led women`s groups to subsequently issue the Golden Tulip Declaration, which listed women`s priorities and set up a monitoring committee to ensure women`s full participation in post-conflict processes.

The statement focused on increasing women`s participation in decision-making on issues that range from government to HIV/AIDS prevention. [fn]”The Golden Tulip Declaration of Liberian Women Attending the Peace Talks in Accra Ghana,” PeaceWomen, September 1, 2003, accessed May 10, 2011, www.peacewomen.org/publications_enews_issue.php?id=105. [/efn_note] The establishment, in 2002, of an International Contact Group on Liberia to support ECOWAS efforts to achieve lasting peace in Liberia; Some fighting continued after the signing of the peace agreement in October. In 2003, the UN Security Council approved a Chapter VII mandate (which allows for intervention) and established a United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which included the deployment of 15,000 peace helmets. [10] The 2003 agreement required police reform. The Security Council also called for such reform in its resolution 1509 (2003). The resolution called upon UNMIL to assist the NTGL “in monitoring and restructuring the Liberian police, developing a civilian police training programme and training civilian police in cooperation with ECOWAS, international organizations and interested States; and to assist the Transitional Government in the formation of a new and restructured Liberian army, including in cooperation with ECOWAS, international organizations and interested States. 1 In order to facilitate police reform, UNMIL and the Secretariat developed an operational plan that included the intervention of 755 civilian police officers and three formed police units, each composed of 120 armed police officers.2 .