Feb 02, 2014 at 9:05am
Former President Kufuor, returns home after Month-long consultations with word leaders
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, returned home on Saturday after a Month-long consultations with word leaders in his capacity as the United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change.
Former President Kufuor was at the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was introduced as United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change.
A statement signed by Frank Agyekum, Spokseperson to Mr Kufuor and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said former President Kufuor together with his co-Special Envoy Jans Stoltenberg, Former Prime Minister of Norway, interacted with the various heads of state and briefed them on their new roles.
Among the leaders the two Special Envoys met were, Presidents Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia and Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania.
The statement said former President Kufuor also interacted with Vice-President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, who represented Ghana at the Summit.
Before arriving in Addis Ababa, the two Special Envoys attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, where their new roles were spelt out to world leaders and business executives by Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
It said former President Kufuor, among other events, addressed a seminar on ‘Scaling Green Investment.’
“The two Special Envoys had earlier attended a two-day retreat at the Greentree Resort in New York, the United States, where they were engaged by experts from the United Nations and the World Bank on various aspects of climate change” it added.
President Kufuor in his capacity as the Global Envoy of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Coalition, attended the Second Anniversary of the London Declaration on eradication of non-communicable diseases in London, Great Britain.
He also addressed the British All-Parliamentary Group on Malaria and NTDS to further deepen their commitment and raise awareness among their fellow MPs in the fight to eradicate the diseases.