The 76th United Nations (UN) Day celebration was held at the forecourt of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Sunday, 24 October 2021.
It was under the theme “United Nations and Ghana: Working together for a Sustainable and Inclusive Society towards recovery in a post COVID- 19 Era”. The theme reaffirmed the UN’s shared commitment to stay on the path towards sustainable development for all, as they strived to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
United Nations Organization was founded in 1945 after the Second World War. 51 countries pledged their commitment to maintaining international peace and security by developing friendly relations among nations in order to promote social progress, better living standards and human rights.
Honourable Charles Abani, UN Resident Coordinator in his speech said Ghana is a proud and active member of the United Nations and commended the government of Ghana for its continued support even in this difficult time of the COVID- 19 pandemic. According to him, the theme underscored the need for greater urgency and ambition to end the pandemic , accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals with renewed hope as the UN remained committed to supporting Ghana achieve its mission.
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Honourable Kwaku Ampratum- Sarpong on behalf of Honourable Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said Ghana in partnership with the UN and other development partners had made significant progress in laying the foundation for a transformational, peaceful and resilient society to guarantee equitable opportunities for all her people.
“Ghana will bring to bear the work of the Security Council to restore stability, peace and security in troubled areas. Ghana will also use her tenure on the UN Security Council to seek collaboration between the UN and the regional organization” he said.
He added that Ghana was duty bound to demonstrate resilience and be conscious of the fact that without sustained and collaborative efforts, desires and aspirations for a better world for all would remain a dream.