- President Nana Akufo Addo has finished his maiden address at the 72nd session of the UN's General Assembly
- He highlighted the need for reform of the Security Council
- President Akufo Addo said Ghana supports the idea of a Security Council reform
President Nana Akufo Addo has highlighted the need for reform in his maiden address at 72nd session of the United Nation's General Assembly, his first as President of the Ghanaian Republic.
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In his address, President Nana Akufo Addo has highlighted that the time for a reformation of the UN's Security Council has come, a call that has been echoed by leaders of several emerging markets.
The UN's Security Council is currently composed of 15 members, five permanent, and 10 non-permanent members who are elected by the General Assembly for two year terms.
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Commenting on the issue of reform in his address, President Nana Akufo Addo emphasized that Ghana supported the idea of a Security Council reform.
"There is an urgent need to reform this organisation... The time is well overdue to correct the long injustice of the Security Council,” Akufo-Addo emphasized.
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President Nana Akufo Addo went on to say that world leaders could not keep advocating for democracy and "fairness" when the main global institution was neither fair nor just.
“We can’t preach democracy and fairness in the world when our global organisation is not just and fair,” said President Akufo Addo.
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