Ghana’s National Peace Council

21 August 2014

States have implemented and institutionalized a wide range of national measures to uphold their responsibility to protect their own population. One strong example of national mechanisms for the prevention of mass atrocities is Ghana’s National Peace Council, which is designed to prevent, manage and resolve conflict at the national, regional and district levels to build sustainable peace.

In the Global Centre’s policy brief, “Ghana’s National Peace Council,” Mr. William Awinador-Kanyirige, Ghana’s former High Commissioner to Nigeria and former Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, provides an overview of the structure and mandate of this centerpiece of Ghana’s national infrastructures for peace. The paper highlights some challenges in effectively implementing the National Peace Council’s current five-year plan and provides recommendations for ways to assist Ghana and its neighbors in ensuring peace and stability.

Ambassador William Awinador-Kanyirige


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