On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Ghana joined the UN Security Council after a banner raising service at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event was to stamp Ghana and four other countries who sat down on the Security Council for a two-year term as non-permanent members.
Ghana, Gabon, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and Albania were chosen in June 2021 by the General Assembly to sit on the Security Council as non-permanent members with effect from January 1, 2022.
It brings to three the number of African nations on the 15-member UN body, with Kenya currently on the Council since January 2021. Kenya’s two-year term ends at the end of December in 2022.
In November 2022, Ghana is relied upon to manage the Council.
Ghana got the help of 185 out of 190 nations during the General Assembly vote, more than any of the five countries chosen for the Council.
As indicated by the last count, Gabon got 183 votes, Brazil 181, United Arab Emirates 179, and Albania 175.