On Thursday 3rd November 2022, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey will chair a UN Security Council Ministerial open debate.
The debate is on the topic “Integrating Effective Resilience-Building in Peace Operations for Sustainable Peace”.
The objective of the meeting is to highlight the imbalance between military action and non-military interventions and to make a case for peace operations to be reconfigured to help address pressing developmental issues such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment and climate change, which combine to fuel radicalisation of communities.
Thsi comes after Ghana assumed the rotating monthly Presidency of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, 1st November 2022.
During the month of November 2022, Ghana shall preside over the meetings of the Council (adoptions, debates and consultations) and, under its authority, shall represent the Security Council in its capacity as an organ of the United Nations.
The Security Council, which is composed by 15 Member States, is the organ of the United Nations authorised by the Charter with primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
The responsibility of presiding over the Security Council comes at a time when international peace and security is threatened in several parts of the world.
The President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorko Botwey are expected to be in New York during the period to participate in the meetings of the Security Council.
Key highlights of Ghana’s presidency are two signature events that will take place on 3rd and 10th November, as well as an exhibition of Ghanaian arts and a food tasting event.”