Today marks 72 years of the formation of the UNO

| Updated Oct 24, 2017 at 6:14am



Today 0ctober 24 marks exactly 72 years ago when the United Nations Organization (UNO) was formed after the Second World War which began from the bombing of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

Speaking in an interview with a Radio Ghana Correspondent in Koforidua on the significance of the Day, the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, commended those who spearheaded in the formation of UNO to end the global war and instead, promote peace.

He noted that the aim of the Organization has been achieved since there has not been any global war for the past 72 years due to the Security Council formed to protect member countries from waging wars.

Mr. Darfour said despite the inequalities in the member countries, especially in the development world including Africa and Ghana in particular, a number of gains have been received from UNO by having its citizens occupying the highest positions.

They include the first African Chairman of the UN General Assembly, Dr. Alex Quaison-Sackey from Ghana and Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali of Egypt as well as Kofi Annan from Ghana both occupying the position as Secretaries- General.

That apart, Mr. Darfour said, many Ghanaians are appointed to serve in some of the agencies or organizations of the UNO like the World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, Food and Agricultural Organization as well as UNICEF, UNESCO and International Court of Justice.

On defence, the Regional Minister said, Ghanaian security personnel participate in peace keeping in the war-torn zones including Lebanon and Middle East.

Mr. Darfour advised Ghanaians to be proud of being a member country in the UNO and contributing in diverse ways.

He entreated African leaders to use their positions to seek the welfare of their countries but not for their parochial interest and selfish gains in order to let peace, unity and tranquility prevail to enhance development and avoid any war.