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Daasebre Oti Boateng re-elected to UN Commission

Kumasi, Nov 10, GNA – Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Oti Boateng, Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area, has been re-elected to serve on the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) of the United Nations (UN).

Kumasi, Nov 10, GNA – Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Oti Boateng, Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area, has been re-elected to serve on the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) of the United Nations (UN).

 

This was at the world body’s Fifth Committee’s formal meeting held in New York on last Friday, November 7. His re-election to the high profile expert body, takes effect on January 1, 2015. A statement issued from the office of Daasebre Oti Boateng said his candidature was supported by both the Government of Ghana and the African Union (AU).

It hailed this as a historic landmark and said it was a proof of the authoritative stature of the traditional ruler as an international expert of no mean repute within the UN circles.
The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the UN, commenting, said Daasebre Oti Boateng’s continued membership of the Commission would go a long way to strengthen its mandate.
The ICSC was established by the General Assembly of the UN to regulate and co-ordinate the conditions of service of the world body’s common system.

Under its statute, the Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the General Assembly “in their personal capacity as individuals of recognized competence who have had substantial experience of executive responsibility in public administration or related fields, particularly in personnel management”.

Daasebre Oti Boateng, a former Government Statistician of Ghana (1982-2000) and former Chairman of both UN Statistical Commission (1987) and the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (1993), has been a member of the ICSC since 2003 and has made significant contributions to its mandate.

The statement said the Fifth Committee, also re-elected by acclamation, Mr. Kingston Papie Rhodes of Sierra Leone, the current Chairman of ICSC, and the other African candidate on it.

Daasebre Oti Boateng is currently leading a global advocacy to pioneer a new economic model for adoption as a new integrated communal development brand for Ghana, Africa and the developing world.
          The new economic model dubbed:  Root-Based Economic Development(r-BED) model was co-authored by Daasebre and Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, a development planner and is set to be formally launched soon.
          This pioneering model was endorsed by the Chair and participants of the 59th Session of the ICSC conference held in Rome in July and August, 2014, and a host of institutions across the world as the first such bold attempt to unveil a global development model from Africa.

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