Sara Beysolow Nyanti has extolled former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first Liberian to recognize and celebrate her (Sara’s) appointment as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
On December 6, 2021, Mrs. Sara Beysolow Nyanti, Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and Resident Coordinator in South Sudan was appointed the new Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Resident Coordinator in South Sudan succeeding Alain Noudéhou of Benin
The triple function role, which is at the level of Assistant Secretary-General, will put Mrs. Nyanti in charge of the UN’s entire development and humanitarian programme in South Sudan, Africa’s youngest Republic.
Understanding what the appointment meant, Madam Nyanti mentioned that the former Liberia head of state was able to within 48 hours of her appointment organize a ceremony via zoom to appreciate and celebrate the success.
Explaining her new role, madam Nyanti termed it as a three-four heater that is; she will now head the UN Development Program, the humanitarian program. I will also be deputy special representative to the secretary-general and at the level of the Assistant Secretary-General which is a role that I cherish.
According to her, this new position also means that nothing is impossible because on grounds she never thought of going to such a role.
She encouraged Liberian women to rise and fulfill their potential saying; “I believe that Liberian women are the best women that I know, Liberian women are the strongest women, Liberian women are the most resilience women and I believe every Liberian woman can achieve her fullest development potential if she goes for it and she is given the right support, the right encouragement.”