By Betty Arthur & Abraham Donkor.
A flag raising ceremony has taken place in Accra to mark the 76th Anniversary of the United Nations.
Member States were reminded of the Charter on centralised multilateralism and the principles of the organization. The UN Resident Coordinator, Charles Abani urged members to strive towards recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
With the Ratification of its founding Charter by a majority of signatories including the 5 permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations was instituted on the 24th October 1945. Aimed at working towards a global peace and equality in building a more peaceful, prosperous and just world, the UN is poised to strengthen the values of the five founding principles.
These include Ending Poverty and Hunger, Protecting the Planet from degradation, fostering peaceful societies and mobilising the means to achieve a revitalized global partnership to ensure all Humans have a fulfilling life. At a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of the United Nations, member states were encouraged to be hopeful and in the midst of challenges.
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kwaku Ampartum-Sarpong said Ghana will continue to cooperate with members of the United Nations Security Council to restore stability, peace and security in the sub region.
The Day was marked under the theme ‘’United Nations and Ghana: working together for a sustainable and inclusive society toward recovery in a post-Covid-19 era.