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Akufo-Addo Set to Speak at 78th UN General Assembly Today

by Ikeoluwa Juliana Ogungbangbe

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana is slated to give his address at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York today, marking his seventh consecutive appearance.

The 78th UNGA session has attracted world leaders, including presidents and other heads of government, to New York, where they discuss a broad range of topics encompassing local, subregional, and global concerns.

According to GhanaWeb, Akufo-Addo will be the eighth president to speak today, following leaders from nations such as Seychelles, Rwanda, and Namibia.

This year’s theme is “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.”

In last year’s address, Akufo-Addo underscored the Russian-Ukraine conflict’s impact on African economies and highlighted the terrorism challenges facing West Africa. For this year, it’s anticipated that he will discuss the increasing prevalence of coups in Africa, the ongoing effects of global economic downturns on the continent, and Ghana’s efforts to stabilize its economy.

The UNGA, representing all member states, stands as the principal policy-making body of the United Nations, offering a singular platform for multilateral discussions on a vast array of international subjects outlined in the UN Charter. Every one of the UN’s 193 member states has an equal vote.

Key responsibilities of the UNGA include:

– Recommending the appointment of the Secretary-General based on the Security Council’s advice.

– Electing non-permanent members of the Security Council.

– Approving the UN budget.

The Assembly convenes regular sessions from September to December annually and holds additional sessions as needed. Through specific agenda topics or subtopics, the UNGA delves into particular issues, leading to the adoption of resolutions.

Source: Ghanaweb

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