The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Honourable Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, participated in the Security Council High-Level Open Debate on Strategic Communications in Peacekeeping Operations convened under the chairmanship of Brazil on Tuesday, 12th July, 2022 in New York.
The Hon. Minister in her intervention expressed concern about the significant increase in Misinformation, Disinformation and Hate speech activity (MDH) in peacekeeping settings, especially on the African continent where six (6) of the 12 Peacekeeping Missions in the world are hosted.
Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey stated that Ghana, a pioneering and major Troop and Police Contributing Country (TPCC), supports all efforts to promote strategic communications as an important enabler and multiplier for the reduction of violence and the sustenance of peace. She further highlighted areas for deepening and embedding strategic communications in Peacekeeping Missions.