President Koroma has left the shores of Freetown today to attend Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government on the reform of the UN Security Council in Windhoek, Namibia.
President Hage Geingob will on Friday officially open the gathering of the Committee of Ten Heads of State of the African Union on United Nations Security Council Reform (C-10) in Windhoek.
Nine other Heads of State from Sierra Leone, Algeria, Congo Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia are expected to attend the meeting that will be precedent by a Joint Ministerial Meeting on Thursday.
The C-10 is an initiative of the African Union to accelerate the United Nations’ (UN) reform, particularly in the Security Council.
The permanent secretary in the ministry of international relations and cooperation, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said the meeting will deliberate on the reform and democratisation of the United Nations, particularly the Security Council, which has been the focus of global attention in recent years.
The Security Council remains the principal organ responsible for maintaining international peace and security, however the current composition of the Security Council does not reflect equitable geographic representation, She said.