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The United Nations (UN) has applauded the government of Ghana for the strives obtained in working towards accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Speaking at the 75th anniversary of the UN today, Monday, 19 October 2020, at the Accra International Conference Centre, UN residence coordinator Charles Abani lauded Ghana’s effort in promoting multilateralism.
He said that the nation stays in the leading 10 when it pertains to the supply of security forces for peacekeeping objectives with over 3000 personnel serving in 8 goals throughout the world.
He added that the human capital investment is no less remarkable, with Ghanaians serving in the UN, notably previous two-time Secretary-General, Kofi Annan while the current Head of state of Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is co-chair of the UNSG’s Eminent Group of SDG Advocates.
Mr Abani further indicated that “the United Nations is proud of the progress made in Ghana and commends Ghana for its pioneering and other related work on the SDGs which provides a springboard for further progress” while adding that “even in the midst of COVID, the High-Level Ministerial Group on the SDGs has not relented, implementing the SDG Financing Fair and exploring roadmaps for investment”.
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charles Owuredu mentioned that “United Nations has achieved remarkable successes in the 75 years of its existence”.
He additionally included that this anniversary is a time for introspection and also sober reflection on the capability of the UN to give remedies to the current difficulties of the globe.
“TThere is the need for all Member States to recommit to the United Nations and to pursue measures to heal fractures that threaten the multilateral system and undermine our collective efforts towards the attainment of the SDGs. We have the chance to re-energise and deepen international cooperation to ensure that our world recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and builds back better and stronger for the achievement of the future we want,” he said.
Source: Ghana Waves