Ghana and the United Nations (UN) are to sign a new cooperation framework to guide the planning and implementation of UN development activities in the country for the next three years.
The signing of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF2023-2025) would be the culmination of the 77th anniversary of United Nations Day to be marked on October 25.
This was contained in a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MFARI) and copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra on Monday.
United Nations Day is an annual commemorative day, reflecting the official establishment of the United Nations on October 24, 1945.
In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed October 24 the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, which “shall be dedicated to acquainting the peoples of the world with the purposes and accomplishments of the United Nations and securing their support for his work”.
Since then, the day has been celebrated every year, provides an opportunity to amplify our common program and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
He said the signing would be followed by a short solemn ceremony during which the flags of the UN and Ghana would be hoisted, affirming Ghana’s continued support for world peace and the organization.
He said the ministry would work with key partners, including the United Nations office in Ghana, and all relevant ministries, departments and agencies, to commemorate the day.
Attending would be security services, members of the diplomatic community, heads of UN agencies, representation from civil society organizations/non-governmental organizations, youth groups and students.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Ghana, Mr. Charles Abani, will jointly inspect a parade organized by the Ghana Armed Forces.
According to the statement, one of the main highlights of this year’s event will be a dinner at the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator with high-level personalities to officially launch the United Nations Cooperation Framework.