Ghana

Official relations

Joined UNESCO: 11/04/1958

Head of State and/or Government in relation with UNESCO

President of the Republic: H.E. Mr Nana Akufo-Addo

Permanent Delegation to UNESCO

H. E. Mrs Geneviève Delali Tsegah
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ghana to France, Permanent Delegate (08/10/2010)


Permanent Delegation of Ghana to UNESCO
Bureau B3.04 à B3.07 1, rue Miollis 75732 PARIS CEDEX 15
Telephone
01.45.00.09.50
Fax
01.45.00.81.95
E-mail
dl.Ghana(a)unesco-delegations.org
cabinet.paris(a)embassy.gov.gh

H. E. Mrs Johanna Odonkor Svanikier
Ambassador of Ghana to France , Permanent Delegate (17/09/2014)


Permanent Delegation of Ghana to UNESCO
Bureau B3.04 à B3.07 1, rue Miollis 75732 PARIS CEDEX 15
Telephone
01.45.00.09.50
Fax
01.45.00.81.95
E-mail
dl.Ghana(a)unesco-delegations.org
cabinet.paris(a)embassy.gov.gh

H. E. Ms Anna Bossman
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ghana to France, Permanent Delegate (26/09/2017)


Permanent Delegation of Ghana to UNESCO
Bureau B3.04 à B3.07 1, rue Miollis 75732 PARIS CEDEX 15
Telephone
01.45.00.09.50
Fax
01.45.00.81.95
E-mail
dl.Ghana(a)unesco-delegations.org
cabinet.paris(a)embassy.gov.gh

National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson: Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Chief Director and Vice Chairperson: Mr Enoch H. Cobbinah

Secretary-General: Mrs Ama Serwah Nerquaye-Tetteh

Ghana National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Education P.O. Box 2739 Accra Ghana
Telephone
233 302 662 772 (Chairperson) 233 302 666 070 (Vice Chairperson) 233 302 666 042 (Secretariat) 233 302 630 215 (SG)
Fax
233 302 664 067 (Chairperson) 233 302 679 353 (Vice Chairperson)
E-mail
as.nerquaye-tetteh(a)unescoghana.org ; minister(a)moe.gov.gh ; info(a)unescoghana.org; chiefdirector(a)moe.gov.gh
Web site
http://unescoghana.org/

Representation in the Executive Board

Title Name Years Sessions
MemberMr Kankam Twum-Barima1970-197686-100
MemberMr Patrick K. Seddoh1980-1985111-122
ChairpersonMr Patrick K. Seddoh1983-1985118-122
Member/RepresentativeMrs Thérèse Eppie Striggner-Scott1991-1994138-144
Representative1994-1995145-147
Representative1997-2001153-162
Representative2003-2007168-177
Representative2009-2013183-192
Representative2015-2019198-207

Participation in subsidiary organs

Organs elected by the General Conference


Executive Board
Member (Term expires : 2019)
Intergovernmental Council for the International Hydrological Programme
Member (Term expires : 40th General Conference)
Intergovernmental Council of the "Management of Social Transformations" Programme
Member (Term expires : 40th General Conference)
Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme
Vice-President
Member (Term expires : 40th General Conference)

Other intergovernmental organs


Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Member

Councils of UNESCO's Institutes and Centres


Governing Board of the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity-Building in Africa
Member : Mrs. Dorothy GORDON (Term expires : September 2012)

Addresses delivered in the general policy debate by the Head of Delegation at the General Conference

34th session of the General Conference

S.E. Mr Fobih, Minister of Education, Science and Sport
“I bring you warm greetings from the President of the Republic of Ghana and Chairman of the African Union, His Excellency President John Agyekum Kufuor who recalls with fond memories the honour done him when this Organization invited him as the Special Guest of honour at the 33rd General Conference.”
“Members will recall that Ghana celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence this year. On behalf of His Excellency the President, I would like to express our gratitude for the immense support and goodwill demonstrated by Member States of UNESCO during the anniversary celebrations. […] We note with satisfaction the well-couched five Overarching Objectives that form the pillars of the Medium-Term Strategy particularly attaining quality education for all.”
“Without an efficient credible and sustainable educational system that recognizes both basic and post-basic education, the objectives of human resource development that will make developing countries particularly those in Africa more competitive in today’s globalized economy will remain an illusion.”
“Through UNESCO’s various intervention in the Education for All initiatives, many countries have doubled their enrolment and increased access to schools. This not withstanding, there are still many children that are excluded from accessing education. There is the need, therefore, to redouble our efforts and also increase our collaboration with other partners to ensure that the 2015 target is practically met.”
“It is our conviction that basic education for all is still indisputably a priority. Nevertheless, the very fact that it should still be a priority calls strongly for increased attention and greater efforts with regard to other levels of the educational system as part of a comprehensive approach to the development of education. For education to have its desired impact, the role of the teacher cannot be over emphasized. Without the teacher’s commitment, dedication and skills, no educational initiative can succeed. This is why we applaud the Teacher Training Initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa as a means of addressing the teacher factor. We therefore call on UNESCO to intensify efforts to strengthen and render more effective this initiative.”
“Permit me to express our sincere appreciation for the concern expressed by the international community during the flood disaster that displaced over 75,000 persons in the three Northern Regions of Ghana.”

35th session of the General Conference

H.E. Mr Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Minister for Education
“(…) The Ghana Delegation further wishes to congratulate the out-going Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura on his ten years of excellent stewardship to UNESCO, during which he laid a strong foundation for organizational reform and renewal.”
“(…) The Ghana Delegation, at this history making conference of UNESCO, wishes to warmly congratulate the female Director-General elect, Ms. Irina Bokova, on her nomination for the much sought-after position of Director-General of our Organization.”
“(…) Ghana welcomes the revised budget ceiling of $653 million which will not only ensure stability and predictability for the coming years, but also enable the new Director-General to lead the Organization in these difficult times.”
“(…) Ghana commends UNESCO’s efforts to strengthen its global leadership and coordinating role to enable it make an impact on the Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals. Ghana recognizes with gratitude the assistance given by UNESCO over the years towards capacity building in this area. In that regard, Ghana endorses Major Programme I with emphasis on the three fundamental areas of achieving EFA.”
“(…) We commend UNESCO’s efforts towards supporting AU/NEPAD to enhance the Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA), particularly in assisting Member States to review and develop science policies. Ghana has begun the process of review and therefore looks forward to UNESCO for support.”
“(…) Ghana endorses the programmes outlined under the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and looks forward to benefiting from policy and capacity building programmes in this area.”

36th session of the General Conference

H.E. Mrs Betty MOULD-IDDRISU, Minister of Education
Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 36th session of the General Conference and posted as received

37th session of the General Conference

Ms Agyemang, Ghana’s Minister of Education
Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 37th session of the General Conference - revised and corrected version of the verbatim records of plenary meetings

Celebration of anniversaries

  • Centenary of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (1998).