Ghana will reaffirms its commitment to promoting international cooperation, global peace and security as it marks the 77th anniversary of the United Nations(UN) on October 25.
Ghana will use the platform to highlight the need for evidence-based solutions that are rooted in science for decision making to promote sustainable development.
At the sideline, will be the signing of the New Cooperation Framework between Ghana and the UN for the period 2023-2025.
The new framework is developed by the UN to support Ghana’s development agenda and aims to ensure that women, youth and persons with disability and those furthest behind will enjoy an inclusive and transformed economy that creates decent jobs and sustainable livelihoods, reducing inequalities.
Ghana will mark the UN Day on the theme: “Building on the 3Ss- Solidarity, Sustainable and Science –towards a more resilient Ghana” in line with the 77Th session of the UN General Assembly theme: “Solutions Through Solidarity, Sustainability and Science.”
The UN has put the spotlight on science, given the fact that science played a pivotal role in finding solutions to the global COVID-19 pandemic that wreaked havoc on humanity.
October 24 is marked every year as UN Day in commemoration of the adoption of the UN Charter that came into force on October 24, 1945.
But, Ghana, as a member of the 193 member states, will observe the day on October 25 with a solemn flag-raising at the forecourt of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integrity (MFA&RI), to be addressed by the sector Minister, Shirley AyorkorBotchwey, and UN Resident Coordinator, Charles Abani.
As part of the preparation, the Inter-Ministerial Ad-Hoc Planning Committee, chaired by Mrs. Joyce Asamoah –Koranteng, Director II of the Multilateral Relations Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Wednesday held its fourth meeting at the MFA&RI to deliberate on the number of activities to commemorate the event.
They include health walk, media engagement and Model UN conference by LifeLink Friendship Schools.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman