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“Ghana’s Election to the UN Security Council is an Opportunity for the Country.” – Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Hon.Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, The Minister for Foreign Affairs, has said that Ghana’s election to the council is an opportunity for the country to utilize Her skills and expertise to address peace-threatening challenges facing the world.

Ayorkor Botchway revealed this at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Information today.

“Success in the maintenance of peace and security is key to achieving the SDGs, especially in our region and in our country,” she said.

Ghana’s tenure on the council, according to her, will be a means to foster stronger collaborations between the United Nations and regional bodies. This she said will enable an increment in financial support for regional and continental initiatives and peace building missions.

The position she believes, opens pathways for tangible collaborations that will be beneficial to Ghana’s mission to achieve a Ghana beyond aid.

Ghana Elected to the UN Security Council

On June 11, 2021, Ghana was elected to the United Nations Security Council by the United Nations General Assembly in an election held last Friday. 

In an uncontested candidacy, Ghana received 185 votes which was highest number of votes during the elections.



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