United Nations to commit $500m to development in Ghana

The United Nations (UN) in Ghana has produced a new generation Cooperation Framework that will allow the organization to enact $500 million towards the activities in developing the country from 2023 to 2025.

The framework expected to be signed shortly will be serving as an instrument for the implementation of plans laid out to improve the development of the country.

In his address at the 77th UN Day in Accra, Mr. Charles Abani who is the UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana said, the framework will strengthen partnerships and increase accountability.

“Our focus will be on three key outcomes – inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economic transformation, equitable access to services, and durable peace and security in Ghana and across the sub-region, especially for those most left behind,” Mr. Abani said.

Mr. Abani commended Ghana for her leadership in the quest for democracy and peace through her efforts at the sub-regional, regional and global levels.

He indicated that the contribution of Ghana to West Africa’s peace and democracy is a “stellar example for all.”

The UN Resident Coordinator also mentioned that Ghana “is one of the top ten contributing countries for UN peacekeeping missions and the number one contributing country for women peacekeepers,”

He restated the commitment of the UN to aid in recovering from the economic crisis and achieving the SDGs planned by the government.

Present at the ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr. Thomas Mbomba called for collaborations to fight the existing challenges and “shape a better future for the world.”

“I urge us all to reaffirm our shared promise for the attainment of peace, co-existence, universal human rights, tolerance, and advancement of inclusive socio-economic growth established within the UN Charter,” Mr. Mbomba said.

Ghana since its admission into the UN society in 1957, was elected to the UN Secretary Council for the 2022 to 2023 term.

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