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Ghana to assume Presidency of UN Security Council on Nov. 1

A momentous event in Ghana’s two-year tenure at the Security Council will occur on Tuesday, November 1, when the country will assume the Presidency of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

The key body responsible for preserving and advancing global peace and security is the UN Security Council.

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In a press release forwarded to the Ghana News Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration listed some of the programs of activities to be undertaken in November in preparation for Ghana’s presidency of the UN Security Council.

According to the statement, Mr. Harold Agyeman, Ghana’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN in New York, would brief the UN press agencies at 16:30 on Tuesday.

Mr. Agyeman would also brief the wider UN membership on the 2/3 Programme of Work and Ghana’s priorities for the month at 1900 hours on the same day.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, will preside over an Open Ministerial debate on Thursday, November 3.

On November 1st, Ghana will preside over the UN Security Council.
Permanent Representative of Ghana to the UN
It will take place in the UN Security Council Chamber from 1400 to 1700 and 1900 to 2200 on the subject of “Integrating Effective Resilience Building in Peace Operations for Sustainable Peace.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would chair a debate at the Heads of State level on the topic “Counter-terrorism in Africa: An Imperative for Peace, Security, and Development”, on the following Thursday, November 10, from 1400 hours to 1700 hours.

Ghana is concentrating on improving global peace and security for sustainable and inclusive development, particularly on the African continent, in its role as UN Security Council President.

This will be accomplished by thoroughly addressing the root causes and motivators of conflict related to the expanding youth bulge, poverty, climate change, and the lack of institutional resilience.

On January 1, 2022, Ghana re-joined the UN Security Council.

Ghana is currently holding a non-permanent seat in the Council for the third time.

Ghana was given the chance to serve on the council for the first time in 1962–1963, and it returned for the months of January 2006–December 2007.

 

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