The room is full of civil society representatives – women, boys and girls, young women and men, farmers, talking about why there are such inequalities between rich and poor, privileged and not privileged. We're talking about what we need to focus on to make sure everyone can realise their rights within a generation.
Last year, the UN Secretary General set up a High Level Panel to look at what should come after the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015. The panel is descending upon Monrovia tomorrow through Friday, and so ActionAid and lots of other civil society groups and networks from Africa and around the globe are gathering to agree what we want the panel members to hear and what we want them to do.
ActionAid sees the post 2015 discussions as a key opportunity to address the most pervasive and persistent form of inequality - that between men and women. While we've managed to send men into space, we've not managed - or not cared to manage how - to end the endemic violence that women suffer.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure to meet Patrice Juah who runs her own small clothes business in Monrovia. She employs have a dozen men and women. Anyone talking to Patrice can only be impressed by her drive, energy, enthusiasm, optimism and humility. She is determined to make her way and to do so 'using my brain and not my beauty'.
And she's equally determined to work with other young women to support them in building the careers they want, whilst accommodating the huge responsbilities that women have to raise their children, and look after their households.
But the odds are stacked against her and others' businesses succeeding: there are taxes to pay whether or not she is making a profit, an unskilled workforce, no access to funding and business support, and no provision should employees fall sick or go on maternity leave.
Along with heads of multinational businesses, Patrice will on Wednesday be talking to members of the High Level Panel about her own experiences as a young woman entrepreneur, what challenges she faces and what government or the private sector needs to do to make things easier.
Let's hope the panellists listen to what Patrice has to say. Poverty reduction and economic transformation will depend on listening and learning from young women like her.