Why does peace matter to Ghanaian youths? Watch some perspectives

Does peace matter to you before, during and after the 2016 elections? Then feel free to share this message with your family and friends.

Ahead of Elections 2016, UNDP and partners support forum on responsible social media use

Ahead of the December 7 elections in Ghana, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners have supported the maiden public forum on free and responsible use of social media in the country. The event organized by the National Media Commission sought to identify and harness the beneficial use of...

Elections 2016: Keeping an eye on the bigger picture

As Ghanaians go to the poll on December 7, what is the bigger picture we must keep an eye on? Watch and share the video with your family and friends.

UNDP joins outreach on the SDGs with High Schools

More than 1,800 students in Ghana's Central Region have benefited from an outreach programme on the United Nations. The two-day event organized by the UN Communication Group was undertaken to help the students to be familiar with the work of the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals with support of UNDP....

Political parties discuss plans for climate resilience in Ghana

Political parties in Ghana have discussed their plans for making Ghana a climate resilient nation ahead of the December 2016 elections. This took place during the “‘Nkitahodie’ Policy Dialogue on the Paris Agreement” organized by UNDP in Ghana. The aim was to enhance the understanding of political parties on the...

Environmental Sustainability Tops Agenda in Peduase

The United Nations Development Programme UNDP’s, Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) has held a two-day annual review meeting with its implementing partners at Peduase in the Eastern Region. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress, achievements and challenges of the various projects and to...

UN System in Ghana supports maiden media awards on SDGs reporting

The maiden media awards on SDGs reporting has been held in Accra with Mr. Abdul Hameed Amponsah of Radio Peace, Winneba clinching the top prize. The special awards ceremony which occurred on October 24, UN Day, was to recognize Ghanaian journalists who have demonstrated excellence in reporting on the Sustainable...

Women in Politics Pledge to Bridge Gender Inequality Gap on Ghana’s Political landscape

The Maiden “Nkitahodie” Gender Policy dialogue has been held in Accra, creating the platform for honest and critical reflection among stakeholders on gender equality and women’s participation in Ghana’s political processes. “Nkitahodie” is a Twi word which connotes interaction and engagement.   The purpose of the...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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