Chairman of the National Peace Council of Ghana has been appointed member of UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group.
A statement sighted on the UN website said ”The appointment to the Group is consistent with the Terms of Reference of the Peacebuilding Fund adopted by the UN’s General Assembly.”
Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante joins a team of 10 comprising himself, H.E. Ms. Anne Anderson, Ambassador (ret.), Ireland; H.E. Ms. Lise Filiatrault, Ambassador (ret.), Canada; H.E. Ms. Liberata Mulamula, Ambassador (ret.), Tanzania; Mr. Johannes Oljelund, Director-General for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden; Ms. Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom.
Mr. Stéphane Rey, Head of Peace Policy, Deputy Head of the Human Security Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland; and H.E. Mr. Gert Rosenthal, Ambassador (ret.), Guatemala. The rest are H.E. Mr. Hanns Heinrich Schumacher, Ambassador (ret.), Germany; and Ms. Marriët Schuurman, Director, Department of Stability and Humanitarian Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands.
The candidates for the group according to the UN were nominated by Member States, including countries contributing to the Fund.
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is the organization’s financial instrument of first resort to sustain peace in countries or situations at risk or affected by violent conflict.