CPR-Ghana hosts President of UN General Assembly

The Council on Foreign Relation-Ghana (CPR-Ghana), a nonprofit foreign affairs think tank, will host President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces of Ecuador to deliver a lecture on May 10, 2019.

The Lecture, which will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), will be on the topic “Responding to global challenges in a fast changing world: The case for strengthening multilateralism.”

The address will cover important issues facing societies in the 21st century, such as automisation and the future of work, cyber security, globalisation, reform of the UN General Assembly, the Security Council and multilateral rules and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ms Espinosa in 2018 became the fourth woman to be elected to the presidency of the General Assembly.

She is also the third speaker of the Speaker’s Series of CFR-Ghana, since its inception in February this year.

With more than 20 years of experience in international negotiations, defence, gender equality and sustainable development, Ms Espinosa was elected as president of the General Assembly in June 2018.

She has previously been Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence and Coordinating Minister of Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Before taking up politics and diplomacy, she was an academic and researcher with post graduate qualifications in social sciences, amazon studies, anthropology and political science.

BY TIMES REPORTER                                

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