JA Kufuor Appointed UN Special Envoy on Climate Change

JA Kufuor Appointed UN Special Envoy on Climate Change

Ex-President John Kufuor

Ex-President John Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has been appointed a United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who made the appointment which also saw the honour conferred on former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, said Climate Change is an issue “that is of the highest importance to the future of our planet”.

The two special envoys are expected to mobilize political will and action ahead of the 2014 Climate Summit.

Their engagement with world leaders will assist with discussions at the 2014 Climate Summit Ban Ki-moon plans to convene in New York in September during the annual General Assembly meeting, a post on the website of the UN Information Centre in Accra quoting a statement by the Secretary General announced.

As part of their work, the Special Envoys will assist Mr. Ban in his consultations with world leaders to raise the level of ambition to address climate change and to accelerate action, and provide strategic advice.

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