Council for Foreign Relations-Ghana to honour Kofi Annan

Council on Foreign Relations -Ghana is set to launch its official journal, ‘The Baobab in Accra, Ghana.

The launch of the 120-page maiden issue is scheduled for 28th January, 2020 at the Accra International Conference Center.

The journal is in membering of the 7th Secretray-General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan.

The Council’s first Report for 2019 will also be launched at the official launch of the journal.

To grace the ocassion as the Guest Speaker is the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Professor Herrietta Mensa-Bonsu who is also a,Member of the Council and was a Deputy Representative of UN Secretary-General Banki-Moon in UN Liberia Mission.

Council on Foreign Relations-Ghana is an independent, nonpartisan and non-governmental insititution specializing in Ghana’s foreign policy and international affairs.

Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.

In 2001, Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

His main priorities during this period was a comprehensive programme of reform that sought to revitalize the United Nations and make the international system more effective.

Furthermore, he was a constant advocate for human rights, the rule of law, the Millennium Development Goals and Africa, and sought to bring the organisation closer to the global public by forging ties with civil society, the private sector and other partners.

During his tenure, UN peacekeeping was strengthened in ways that enabled the United Nations to cope with a rapid rise in the number of operations and personnel. It was also at Mr. Annan’s urging that, in 2005, Member States established two new intergovernmental bodies: the Peacebuiltenure, ding Commission and the Human Rights Council.

Mr Annan likewise played a central role in the creation of the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Ishmael Barfi/ senghana@gmail.com

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