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.

UN Secretary-General's Message on the International Day of Peace

Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end. But peace is about much more than putting weapons...

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.

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...

Africa Human Development Report 2016

The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women’s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap. These include addressing the contradiction between legal provisions and practice in gender laws; breaking down harmful social norms and transforming discriminatory institutional settings; and securing women’s economic, social and political participation.

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...

UNDP Geneva and Impact Hub launch a joint initiative highlighting the role innovation and entrepreneurship to accelerate the SDGs

#Accelerate2030 #SGSGeneva GENEVA/ ACCRA – July  25, 2016: UNDP and Impact Hub are joining forces to launch the #Accelerate2030 platform aimed at supporting and promoting the most promising impact-driven ventures across the globe who focus on tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Five...

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...