Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Welcome to the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations.
The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations (GHANA MISSION) serves as the of Ghana delegation to the United Nations. The Ghana Mission is responsible for carrying out the nation’s participation in the world body. Ghana was admitted to the United Nations on 8 March 1957, two days after it achieved independence from Britain. Ghana was previously known as the Gold Coast under British rule since 1821. In 1954, Kwame Nkrumah became Prime Minister and led the way to independence.
The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations has served a vital role as the Foreign Ministry UN branch. Today, The Ghana Mission has approximately 25 people on staff who serve to represent the Ghana political, economic and social, legal, military, public diplomacy at the United Nations.
Ghanaian men and women have served as United Nations peacekeepers since the early 1970s, participating in operations that stretched from the Sinai to the African continent. Ghana is now among the top 10 contributors to UN peacekeeping, with nearly 3,000 personnel serving on eight missions. Ghana first deployed troops as part of a UN peacekeeping operation set up to help restore calm and order in the then Republic of Congo (ONUC).
Our goal at the Ghana Mission is to work in support of the purposes and principles of the UN.
The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations is located at 19 E 47th Street New York, NY 10017 (between E. 44th and E. 45th on First Ave)
The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations is divided into the following committees
Economic and Social Section
Military Staff Committee
Public Affairs Section