The United Nations (UN) today marks its 77th anniversary and celebrates everything the UN represents and achieved since its establishment in 1945.
The anniversary was themed, “Solutions through Solidarity, Sustainability and Science.”
The President of the UN General Assembly, CsabaKorosi, in addressing the session made a commitment to engage meaningfully with civil society partners, academics, the private sector as well as researchers and practitioners to lend solutions that are rooted in facts, verified information and science.
Meanwhile, since 1948, UN Day has been celebrated annually on October 24, every year, and is devoted to making known all the aims and achievements of the global organisation.
Established to safeguard peace, protect human rights, establish the framework for international justice and promote economic and social progress, the UN along with its specialized engage in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives around the world – from disaster relief, through education and advancement of women, to peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Ghana will mark the day on Tuesday with a Flag-raising ceremony on the theme “Building on the 3Ss – Solidarity, Sustainability and Science – towards a more resilient Ghana.”
The theme was coined from the focus of the 77th United Nations General Assembly on Solidarity, Sustainability, and Science, which sought to emphasise the necessity for strong solidarity, leveraging the power of science for sustainable solutions to achieve the SDGs.
It reflects on the current global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and conflicts around the world, and suggests a three-pronged approach – Solidarity, Sustainability and Science – to address them.
Activities lined up to commemorate the day in the country include a health walk organized over the weekend by the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry, media engagement, Model UN Assembly by LifeLink Friendship Schools, and a photo exhibition.
The flag-raising ceremony would be addressed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana.
The UN carries out its mandate through 17 specialized agencies dealing with health, food, and agriculture, economic development, peacekeeping, and humanitarian services, among others.
Ghana has been on the frontline playing a very effective role in the UN since joining the global organization two days, after gaining Independence on March 6, 1957, and is among the 10 contributors of troops for UN Peacekeeping operations in troubled spots across the globe.