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  • UN HONOURS KOFI ANNAN AT A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY Aug 24, 2018

    The United Nations System in Ghana joins the Government and the people of Ghana in mourning the loss of former UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan and expresses heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Nane Annan, the children and the entire family. At a wreath-laying ceremony held in New York on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the late Kofi Annan, noting that “He put people at the center of the work of the United Nations, and was able to turn compassion into action across the UN system.” According to the UN Secretary-General, “In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations.”

  • EXPERTS MEET IN ACCRA TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY AND URBAN MOBILITY Aug 22, 2018

    Every year, road crashes are estimated to claim over 300,000 lives in Africa. According to WHO, the African region has 2 per cent of the world’s registered vehicles but a disproportionate 16 per cent of the world’s road traffic deaths. Road traffic fatalities are estimated to be the fourth leading cause of death of persons aged 5 through 44 years. To share experience in improving road safety, over 100 participants representing nearly 20 African Government Ministries of Infrastructure/Transport, National Road Safety Authorities and Councils, African sub-regional and regional organizations, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academic and research institutions, and the private sector are attending a 2-day workshop on Road Safety and Urban Mobility in Accra, Ghana.

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Speeches

  • M Jean Todt, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety Aug 22, 2018

    M Jean Todt, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, thank you for coming to Ghana and for mobilizing this regional conference. Your visit here was very much on the minds of Mr. and Mrs. Annan when I saw them both at the beginning of the year, in Geneva, and Mrs. Annan here, and they committed then to joining you here and I know they were looking forward to showing you some of this beautiful country. So it is fitting, that we paused to show our respect to Mr. Annan this morning. What will be the most significant sign of respect, as you said, is the seriousness with which we take up this life-and-death topic this morning and the commitments we follow-through to improve road safety and urban development.

  • Christine Evans-Klock, 18 July, Accra, Ghana “Nelson Mandela International Day” Jul 19, 2018

    Your Excellency, High Commissioner for South Africa, Thank you so much for organizing this commemoration of Nelson Mandela day and for giving all of us the opportunity to give thanks for and celebrate his life on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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