UNDP and the UN
UNDP coordinates the development activities of the United Nations in Ghana. The UN promotes growth with equity in order to lift people out of poverty in Ghana. UNDP and other agencies have been propelling UN “Delivering as One”, and providing a coordinated response to Ghana’s national priorities.Through such coordination, UNDP seeks to ensure the most effective use of UN and international aid resources.
The UNDP Resident Representative coordinates UNDP's activities. He / She also serves as the Resident Coordinator of development activities for the United Nations system as a whole. The Resident Coordinator assumes overall responsibility for the operational and development activities of the United Nations system. He / she acts as an advocate for the United Nations and is tasked with promoting and supporting effective dialogue and interaction between the UN development system and the government's policy-making and coordinating mechanisms, and those of NGOs. S/he also coordinates actions with other external partners, and plays a vital facilitator role in ensuring the flow of information between the United Nations system and the respective government and government institutions.
UN agencies in the country
The United Nations Country Team works coherently and effectively to support Ghana in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, advancing equitable economic growth and reducing poverty, through capacity development, strengthening of accountability systems and the delivery of quality social services, with a focus on the most deprived and vulnerable populations.
In Ghana, the UN system has been operating since the 1960s, providing the country with relevant technical assistance required for sustainable economic and social development. With its range of complementary mandates and expertise, the UN endeavors to make a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable populations.
The UN system in Ghana is made up of 26 entities, some of them also serving as regional or sub-regional offices: FAO, IAEA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNDSS, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNU-INRA, UN Volunteers, UN WOMEN, WFP, WHO and World Bank. Visit the UN in Ghana website for more information on our activities.