The Secretary - General's Message on the International day for Eradication of Poverty

We are approaching the end of the first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is a universal vision for peace, prosperity and dignity for all people on a healthy planet.  Achieving this objective is inconceivable without fulfilling...

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.

Senior High Schools observe International Ozone Day in Ghana

An International Day for the Preservation of the ozone layer has been held at Takoradi in the Western Region to increase students’ knowledge about the depletion of the ozone layer. The event was organized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with support from the United Nations Development Programme...

UNDP and partners host the 2016 Social Good Summit in Ghana

UNDP in partnership with Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, the EIB Network, AIESEC, and with support from the SRC of the University of Ghana has held the 2016 Social Good Summit in Accra. The event focused on the role of the youths and the manufacturing industry in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.

UNDP In Focus 2015/2016

In 2015-2016, the development challenges impacting the world were thrown into stark relief. The Syria crisis entered its sixth year, with more than 250,000 people dead and some 12 million displaced. The devastating earthquake in Nepal last year killed more than 8,000 people and left many homeless.

Ghana celebrates 50 years of UNDP’s leadership in development support

The Government of Ghana, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has organized an event to celebrate UNDP’s contribution and achievements to Ghana’s development. The UNDP Associate Administrator, Mr. Tegegnework Gettu joined Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Hanna...

Ghana holds maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum on African elections

Ghana has held her maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum in Accra, bringing into sharp focus election experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim was to examine the challenges faced by various countries in organizing democratic and peaceful elections, and at the same time, identify opportunities for a brighter future for...

Video: Celebrating UNDP's support to Ghana's development

Watch what stakeholders say are some of UNDP's contribution to Ghana's development as the organization celebrates 50 years of global leadership in development.

Download this booklet: Celebrating UNDP in Ghana

This publication provides a brief history of UNDP's global presence, UNDP's work in Ghana, some achievements and important lessons learnt. It also looks forward to the future of people and planet

Download this booklet: The Sustainable Development Goals at a Glance

This publication presents the following basic information on the Sustainable Development Goals: 1. It's birth 2. It's implementation and monitoring 3. How it would be financed 4. How they compare to the MDGs 5. What individuals and groups can do to support its successful implementation

A boost for community resources management in Ghana

The Environmental Sustainability and Policy for Cocoa Production in Ghana Project (ESP) has inaugurated the Ayum-Asuokow Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) in the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region. This initiative is expected to assist cocoa farming communities to adopt and...

UNDP supports legal and justice delivery in Ghana

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has held a two day validation workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department (MoJAGD) and criminal justice institutions in Ghana. The workshop which was held in Accra was to allow implementing partners review and make...

Stakeholders commit to making cities inclusive and resilient in Ghana

Stakeholders of urban planning and development have renewed their commitment to making cities more inclusive and resilient in Ghana. This occurred during a two-day multi-stakeholder workshop to promote resilient activities and increase local level understanding of disaster risk in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area...

Helen Clark: Statement for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Leaving No One Behind: Recognizing Older Survivors of Gender-Based Violence   With most of the discussion about gender-based violence focused on women and girls of reproductive age, the particular vulnerability to gender-based violence of older women is often overlooked. This year, however, as work begins towards...

UNDP tops global index for international aid transparency for second consecutive year

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today. The 2016 Aid Transparency Index today recognized UNDP as the leading aid organisation among 46 international agencies, representing 98 per cent of...