Akufo-Addo calls for reforms at UN in powerful address General Assembly

Akufo-Addo calls for reforms at UN in powerful address General Assembly

-Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed 72nd UN General Assembly

-He called for more reforms in the UN's operations

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has addressed the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) with a call for more fairness in the conduct of its affairs.

We can only achieve world peace when the UN is fair - Prez Akufo-Addo tells 72nd General Assembly

President Nana Akufo-Addo

According to him, the strive for world peace can only be achieved if the UN conducts its affairs in a manner that is deemed fair.

"We cannot insist on peace across the world when the global organisation is not seen to have a structure that's fair", he stressed.

He was of the opinion that, conflicts in Africa for example, would be better dealt with if regional bodies were empowered rather than being undermined.

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He thus called for more immediate reforms to reflect the peace efforts of the UN.

“Ghana supports the process of UN reforms, especially of the UN Security Council… The time is long overdue to correct the longstanding injustice that the current structure and composition of the UN Security Council represents for the nations of Africa”, he declared.

He added that "I say nothing new when I draw attention to the urgent need to reform this organisation. It has been talked about and scheduled for a long time but somehow, we have never found the courage and the will to reform the United Nations [but] ...we dare not let future generations down, the time for reform is now".

Touching on his tenure as Ghana president, he touted the launch of the Free Senior High School policy saying it "has already led to an increase of over 90, 000 students who would have dropped out otherwise".

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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