The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday 11 November 2021 led the Ghanaian delegation to attend the 75th anniversary ceremony of the founding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The event taking place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France is at the invitation of the director general, Audrey Azoulay.
The United Nations Charter, which came into effect on 16 November 1945, provided for the creation of a specialised agency in the fields of education and culture, and the President will, on Friday (12 November), deliver a statement, at the height of the commemoration, on the impact UNESCO has had in Ghana, and what Ghana expects from UNESCO in the coming years.
President Akufo-Addo will from 13 to 20 November take a seven-day leave of absence, during which he has accepted an invitation to preside over the panel that will adjudicate a debate in the French Parliament on “The Trial of Progress”, on Friday (19 November).
The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum; and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
The President will return to Ghana on Saturday (20 November 2021).