Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the United Nations to correct the imbalances in the UN systems and give African countries better representations on the UN Security Council.
While addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, US, he called on world leaders to be courageous enough to undertake a massive reform of the United Nations in order to address imbalances in the global political systems.
“It has been talked about and scheduled for a long time, but, somehow, we have never found the courage and the will to reform the United Nations. Ghana supports the process of UN Reform, especially of the UN Security Council, as set out in Africa’s Common Position on UN Reform, based on the Ezulwini Consensus. The time is long overdue to correct the longstanding injustice that the current structure and composition of the UN Security Council represent for the nations of Africa,” he said.
The President said cannot purport to preach peace and fairness across the world when there are traces of unfairness and imbalance in the UN bodies.
He appreciated the confidence the UN has in Ghana and its leaders as well as urged the world body to more in regards to recognizing Africa’s role in its operation.
The Security Council was established under the UN Charter and is considered the most powerful of the main organs of the Charter. Its primary role is to ensure the maintenance of international peace and security.