Accra – UNIC Accra, in collaboration with the UN system in Ghana and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has held a press briefing on the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly. The event was attended by representatives/heads of some UN Agencies in Accra, staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and a cross section of the local media.
Statements were made by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ruby Sandhu- Rojon and Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni. They both highlighted the significance of this year’s session of the General Assembly and the implications of the high level deliberations on promoting sustained economic growth, food security, development in Africa, maintaining peace and security and promotion of human rights. Particular reference was made to four thematic areas, which are the Control and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs); Nutrition/ Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) program; the Durban Declaration and Programme for Action (DDPA), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and issues surrounding Forests and Desertification.
The president of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills leads Ghana’s delegation to the opening of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. According to Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, this signifies the recognition of the country’s commitment to multilateralism and its active contribution to the values and objectives to the UN.