Vice President of Costa Rica and the UN Under Secretary-General’s Champion of People of African Descent Agenda Arrive in Ghana
20 April 2022
Their visit, coined The Return Mission, is to raise the profile of advancing and promoting the right of People of African Descent.
The UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem and the Vice President of Costa Rica, H.E Epsy Campbell Barr have arrived in Ghana for a high-level forum on advancing the right of People of African Descent ahead of this year’s International Day for People of Africa Descent.
Their visit to Ghana, termed The Return Mission, is a global representation of the significance of advancing equity for, and enhancing inclusion and the wellbeing of People of African Descent.
In a media briefing on arrival, Dr. Natalia Kanem who is the UN Secretary-General's Champion to further the agenda of people of African heritage, said the forum will unearth the beauty of the linkages between the African Diaspora and the home continent. She acknowledged that statistics continue to prove that People of African Descent are rising to claim their rights, but more needs to be done to ensure no one is left behind.
H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr said her government and Ghana will work together with the UN in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to intensify calls for the rights of People of African Descent, girls and women, and advance culture and history.
In a press release issued by the UNFPA Ghana office, the delegation is expected to call on the Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana and visit some historic and cultural sites in the country.