Oct 12- 2021
The Ghana Delegation participated in the 212th Session of the Executive Board, headed by the Honourable Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, and Her Excellency Anna Bossman, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Ghana UNESCO.
The Ghana Delegation successfully proposed to designate a Centre of Excellence in Engineering Innovations, Manufacturing and Technology Transfer in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), as a UNESCO Category-2 Institute.
Ghana also successfully coordinated and led the Africa Group’s position on several UNESCO programmes to be defended, such as the renowned UNESCO Slave Route Project, dedicated to the Organization’s actions to raise-awareness on Slavery, enhance the teaching of the history of slavery, and develop memorial sites.
Her Excellency, Ambassador Bossman delivering a statement during the Policy Debate of the 212th Session of the Executive Board on behalf of the Group of 77and China, the largest political group of UNESCO and voice of developing States. She called UNESCO and its Member-States to address issues such as the equitable dissemination of vaccines, inequalities due to unilateral coercive measures, as well as the return of cultural property to its countries of origin or its restitution in cases of illicit appropriation.