Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has taken Ghana’s campaign to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council a notch higher by calling on the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey used the occasion to brief the UN scribe about what Ghana intends to do when elected onto Security Council, which includes promotion of peace and security, scaling up the fight against terrorism and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, climate change and helping to reduce unemployment in Africa.
The UN Secretary General was also informed by the foreign minister of the decision by DRC to withdraw from the race to be elected onto the UN security.
The development paves way for the two countries, Ghana and Gabon to get the nod to represent Africa on Friday, June 11, 2021, when election is held. Africa has two slots on the ten non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council.
The UN Security Council has five permanent seats, which is held by the US, UK, France, Russia and China and ten non-permanent seats– membership of which changes every two years.