His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo

Statement Summary

NANA AKUFO-ADDO, President of Ghana, praised the United Nations for its significant role in the decolonization process and for having helped Africa move through many conflicts and humanitarian crises.  New realities and challenges require Member States to continually examine how to make sure the United Nations stays fit for purpose.  To that end, reforming the structure of the Organization, especially the Security Council, is necessary, he said.  Youth participation will be key to ensure the Organization remains relevant, he emphasized, concluding that the COVID‑19 pandemic shows the world that there is no option but to depend on each other.