Kufuor Picks Scottish Doctorate Degree
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra Sunday night for the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (PhD) by the University of Edinburgh.
The award is in recognition of the former President’s ‘contribution to international development,’ a statement signed by Professor Sir Timothy, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University had said.
The degree will be conferred on him at a special graduation ceremony on Friday, October 18, 2013 and will coincide with the inaugural meeting of the Global Good Citizenship Commission of which former President Kufuor is a member.
The Commission, a brainchild of former British Prime Minister, Sir Gordon Brown, supported by the New York University, is to re-examine and address issues arising out of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations 65 years ago.
It would take into account numerous global developments since the declaration and formulate a report that may suggest revisions or ways of updating it.
The Commission brings together distinguished leaders from across many sectors including politics, academia, business, religious institutions, law, and philosophy.
It would evaluate the work of a Philosophers’ Committee, which is already at work, and present its report to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2015.
Mr Kufuor would be away for about 10 days, a statement issued in Accra and signed by Frank Agyekum, spokesperson and special aide to the former president said.
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