Ghana has been re-elected into the Executive Board of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, ‘UNESCO’ for another four-year term. Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh was elected as Ghana’s representative.
This election took place at the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris on November 20th, 2019. Ghana achieved the highest score of 162 votes in the Africa Group V.
What is UNESCO?
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization a specialized Agency based in Paris, France.
Its purpose is to:
Contribute to promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
This re-election strengthens the role of Ghana in the United Nations body.
“The re-election of Ghana heralds a period of renewed momentum in promoting its dedication to Sustainable Development Goals through the work of UNESCO. “- Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
The Director-General of UNESCO visited Ghana and met with the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in January 2019. Where she commended Ghana for its work at UNESCO and within the African region in the progression of the goals of UNESCO.
UNESCO seeks to establish peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.