Ghana close to securing non-permanent seat on UN Security Council

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Ghana’s foreign minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has taken Ghana’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council a notch higher by calling on the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York today.

The Minister used the occasion to brief the UN scribe about what Ghana intends to do when elected onto Security Council, which includes promotion of peace and security, scaling up the fight against terrorism and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, climate change and helping to reduce unemployment in Africa.

The also informed the UN Secretary General about the decision of the Democratic Republic of Congo to withdraw from the race to be elected onto the UN Security Council.

The development paves way for two countries, Ghana and Gabon to get the nod to represent Africa on Friday, June 11, 2021, when election is held.

Africa has two slots on the ten non-permanent seats on the US Security Council.

The UN Security Council has five permanent seats, held by the US, UK, France, Russia and China, and ten non-permanent seats, which are rotational every two years.

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