Ghana committed to global peace – Dep. Foreign Minister

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The government of Ghana has renewed its commitment to the ideals of

the United Nations, particularly towards global peace and stability.

Deputy Foreign Minister,Ambassador Kwesi Quartey told a Mock United

Nations General Assembly Session in Accra that government was

strengthening its collaboration and partnership with the world body to

ensure the achievement of the basic aims of the organisation.

The Mock UN Session was organised by Life-Link Friendship Schools

Ghana to select Ghana's delegation for next year's Global Mock Model

UN Sessions to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York and at the

US State Department in Washington DC in April 2016.

Over 200 school children from selected schools in Accra, Tema and

other regions took part in the one-day session which deliberated on

wide range of issues including security, terrorism, and child

protection under the theme "The threat of terrorism and the protection

of children".

Life-link Ghana organises Model United Nations conferences for

students at all educational levels with the aim of developing

practical leadership skills in youth.

The conference was organised in partnership with the Foreign Affairs

Ministry and the United Nations office in Ghana as part of the

activities to commemorate UN Day in Ghana Students act as diplomats

representing various UN member countries and agencies.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga hailed the Model

United Nations program as educative program that develops the

leadership skills of participants.

Mr Ayariga recounted his own participation in such a program when he

was a student and believes that the learning experience he had

contributed to his development in leadership today.

The Executive Director of Life-link Friendship Schools Ghana, Ernest

Gyimah-Danquah announced that institution initiated the "UN Youth

Delegate" program to develop Ghanaian youth to represent Ghana on the

side-lines of the annual UN General Assembly sessions. The program, he

said will include a TV show to showcase the potential of Ghanaian

youth in the area of critical thinking, team work, diplomatic

leadership and international relations in practices.

The UN Day conference ended with the selection of the overall best

delegate who will be sponsored among others to the Global Classrooms

Model UN conference in the USA next year.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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