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Ghana beats Democratic Republic of Congo, and Gabon to represent Africa at the United Nations

Ghana was elected to the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 mandate, the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN said in a press release.

“Ghana will use its membership to pursue conflict prevention, post conflict reconstruction and strengthening of governance, leveraging on our previous and current experience as Chair of ECOWAS as well as our active membership of AU”.

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has, welcome the development.

Ghana's bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council from 2022 to 2023, which will be decided on 11 June, is a fait accompli. 

This follows news of Democratic Republic of Congo's withdrawal from the race, leaving Gabon and Ghana as the two candidates for the two slots available for Africa to the 15-member Council.

The Security Council is made up of fifteen members, five of whom are permanent: France, China, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The great powers, or successive states, were the victors of the First World War.  

Permanent members can use a veto power to stop any UN resolutions, including those relating to the admission of new Member States to the UN or candidates for the post of Secretary-General. They also have the final say on the economic, political and military punishment of any member of the United Nations.

The other ten members are elected on a regional basis for a two-year mandate. The body's presidency rotates monthly among its members.

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