Ghana celebrates 2018 UN Day


24 October 2018, Accra, Ghana

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration hosted the annual flag-raising ceremony to commemorate UN Day. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the coming into being of the United Nations Charter. The ceremony, which was attended by members of the security services, traditional leaders, members of the diplomatic corps and students, is the climax of events to commemorate UN Day in Ghana.

In her address, UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, thanked Ghana for its leadership role in the United Nations. She outlined the collective programme of the 24 UN Agencies working in Ghana, under the UN Sustainable Development Partnership 2017-2022, to support national achievement of the Global Goals. She also presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for UN Day 2018, who said that the “UN does not give up because we know respect for human rights and human dignity is a basic condition for peace.”

For her part, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, reaffirmed Ghana’s commitment to the ideals and principles of the United Nations and to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.

Read the full message of UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, as well as UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for UN Day 2018 here.