Sanusi H.A. —
Conflict Resolution Through Diplomacy:The Case of Ghana
// International relations.
– 2018. – ¹ 2.
– P. 98 - 103.
DOI: 10.7256/2454-0641.2018.2.26692 URL: http://en. nbpublish.com/library_read_article.php?id=26692
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Since its creation, the United Nations (UN) has acted as guarantor of bringing peace and stability to the world. In accordance with the UN charter, Member states are required to contribute to the collective security mechanisms prescribed by the organization, as a means of maintaining global peace and security should the need ever arise. The article is aimed at the discovery of importance of peacemaking activities in Ghana’s foreign policy and the analysis of peacemaking experience. The subject of the article is conflict resolution between countries through diplomacy. The developing countries have employed several other means to advance their foreign policy agendas and one key avenue has been peacekeeping since it provides them with a platform for global visibility. Countries such as India, Ghana, etc, have adopted a proactive approach to UN peacekeeping as part of its new foreign policy orientation in the post Cold-War era. Moreover, Ghana has a long standing history of participation in international peacekeeping since it provides it with the same opportunities as India in that regard. The Soft Power advantages in continuous contribution of troops to international peacekeeping assignments have given the country the international attention it needs. This paper seeks to analyze the involvement of Ghana in these peacekeeping activities and the importance of its foreign policy objectives. The author considers Ghana as a key global peace actor through the provision of military and civilian personnel to United Nations peacekeeping operations.
United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations, Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Security, Soft Power, Peacekeeping in Congo, Ghana Arm Forces, Ghana, Ghanaian foreign policy
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