http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter2014-08-21T12:45:45.859ZPress CenterAdobe CQUN Secretary-General's Message on World Humanitarian Daynoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuOn World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and we remember all those who died serving this noble cause. Last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured or killed than ever before. This is an outrage.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/08/19/un-secretary-general-s-message-on-world-humanitarian-day2014-08-15T11:08:09.699Z2014-08-15T11:08:09.699ZUNDP RR's speech at the national launch of the 2014 Human Development Reportnoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuI am very pleased to welcome you all to the launch of UNDP’s 2014 Human Development Report in Ghana. In particular, it gives me great pleasure, to have the minister of gender, children, and social protection be the one to represent the Government and officially launch the report. http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/08/13/undp-rr-s-speech-at-the-national-launch-of-the-2014-human-development-report2014-08-15T11:06:47.761Z2014-08-15T11:06:47.761ZGhana launches the 2014 Human Development Reportnoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThe national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) has taken place in Accra, with a call to address the widening inequality gap attendant upon Ghana's economic growth. In the report, Ghana is ranked 138 out of 187 countries and territories, with a 2013 Human Development Index value of 0.573— which is in the medium human development category.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/13/ghana-launches-the-2014-human-development-report2014-08-14T08:12:44.354Z2014-08-14T08:12:44.354ZUN Secretary-General's Message for International Youth Daynoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuA new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year. The risks are especially great as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Stigma and shame often compound the problem, preventing them from seeking the support they need. For this year’s observance of International Youth Day, the United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young people locked in a chamber of isolation and silence.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/08/12/un-secretary-general-s-message-for-international-youth-day2014-08-12T09:18:19.160Z2014-08-12T09:18:19.160ZMaiden Governance and Peace Poll launched in Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThe findings of the first-ever Governance and Peace Poll (GaP Poll) in Ghana has been launched during a media briefing in Accra on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners, and implemented by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), the poll is a representative public opinion survey that serves as a mechanism to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/01/maiden-governance-and-peace-poll-launched-in-ghana2014-08-06T06:42:58.092Z2014-08-06T06:42:58.092ZCommittee to oversee National Volunteer Infrastructure inaugurated in Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuA National Planning Committee for the implementation of a maiden National Volunteer Infrastructure has been inaugurated in Accra by Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection. The ceremony was witnessed by UNDP Country Director, Mr. Dominic Sam and other stakeholders of volunteerism in Ghana, including the UN Volunteers Programme Officer, Ms. Betty Simate.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/08/01/committee-to-oversee-national-volunteer-infrastructure-inaugurated-in-ghana2014-08-02T21:11:14.348Z2014-08-02T21:11:14.348ZFindings of maiden Governance and Peace Poll in Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThe Governance & Peace Poll (GaP Poll) is a mechanism for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/30/findings-of-maiden-governance-and-peace-poll-in-ghana2014-07-31T11:03:26.403Z2014-07-31T11:03:26.403ZWithstanding crises and redressing inequalities key to Africa’s continued email@example.comCountries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/24/withstanding-crises-and-redressing-inequalities-key-to-africa-s-continued-progress-2014-07-24T14:16:21.883Z2014-07-24T14:16:21.883ZLocalization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuAs the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws to a close next year, a new global development agenda is in the offing. The United Nations has been supporting a series of global thematic and national level consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the MDGs.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/06/16/localization-of-the-post-2015-development-agenda-in-ghana2014-07-24T14:14:11.333Z2014-07-24T14:14:11.333ZUN SG's message on World Environment Day: “Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level”firstname.lastname@example.orgWorld Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs of this diverse coalition as part of the global discussion on how to achieve a sustainable future for all.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/06/05/un-sg-s-message-on-world-environment-day-raise-your-voice-not-the-sea-level-2014-07-24T14:11:13.186Z2014-07-24T14:11:13.186ZAfrica needs a new, inclusive and people-centred development model - Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieyenoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuDirector for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, has said, “Africa needs a new, inclusive development model that places the wellbeing of the people at the centre of economic growth and development”.
This was contained in a goodwill message read on his behalf by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director of UNDP Regional Services Centre during the recent Pan-African Conference on “Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation” which took place in Accra from April 28-30, 2014.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/05/africa-needs-a-new-inclusive-and-people-centred-development-model-mr-abdoulie-mar-dieye2014-05-14T14:27:17.287Z2014-05-14T14:27:17.287ZDelivered by Mr. Lebogang Motlana, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre, Addis Ababa Goodwill message presented on behalf of Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, & Director UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa at the Pan-African Conference on Tackling Inequalities and Promoting Structural Transformation in Africa, on 28-30 April 2014 Accra, Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThis goodwill message is presented on behalf: Mr. Abdoulie Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, & Director UNDP Regional Bureau for Africahttp://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/05/01/delivered-by-mr-lebogang-motlana-director-undp-regional-service-centre-addis-ababa-goodwill-message-presented-on-behalf-of-mr-abdoulie-mar-dieye-un-assistant-secretary-general-undp-assistant-administrator-director-undp-regional-bureau-for-africa-at-the-pan-african-conference-on-tackling-inequalities-and-promoting-structural-transformation-in-africa-on-28-30-april-2014-accra-ghana2014-05-07T10:14:56.875Z2014-05-07T10:14:56.875ZUNDP and partners reaffirm commitment to support Ghana’s development email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme and partners have renewed their determination to respond to the Government of Ghana’s development aspirations in line with the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda. http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/04/22/undp-and-partners-reaffirm-commitment-to-support-ghana-s-development-agenda2014-04-22T14:00:13.861Z2014-04-22T14:00:13.861ZPan-African Conference on Inequalitiesnoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThe Government of Ghana acting through the National Development Planning Commission(NDPC) in collaboration with various partners including the United Nations Development Programme, UN Millennium Campaign, Society for International Development and Third World Network-Africa, is hosting a three-day high-level, multi-stakeholder African conference on inequalities from 28th- 30th April, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The theme of the conference is “Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation”.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/02/pan-african-conference-on-inequalities2014-04-02T13:40:15.127Z2014-04-02T13:40:15.127ZUNDP steps up its support for sound public finance in Africanoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will train a diverse range of partners during the second phase of a comprehensive programme designed to mobilize tax revenues and improve budget management in Africa.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/13/undp-steps-up-its-support-for-sound-public-finance-in-africa2014-03-13T14:59:50.323Z2014-03-13T14:59:50.323ZRuby says Goodbye to UN family in Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuMs. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has said adieu to staff of UNDP and the entire UN family in Ghana in a colorful event held at the forecourt of the UNDP premises on Wednesday, March 13, 2014.The farewell ceremony attended by representatives of Government, Heads of UN agencies, UN staff, civil society groups and other invited guests witnessed several goodwill messages and a citation from colleagues and well-wishers.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/12/ruby-says-goodbye-to-un-family-in-ghana2014-03-14T10:24:39.506Z2014-03-14T10:24:39.506ZMs. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon leaves Ghananoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuMs. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon departs Ghana on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to take up her new assignment as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, Regional Bureau for Africa in New York.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/10/ms-ruby-sandhu-rojon-leaves-ghana2014-03-10T15:16:23.289Z2014-03-10T15:16:23.289Z2014 International Women’s Day Statement by Helen Clarknoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThis year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/03/07/2014-international-women-s-day-statement-by-helen-clark2014-03-10T09:25:56.440Z2014-03-10T09:25:56.440ZUNDP launches new programme to help communities recover from the violence in the Central African Republicnoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuLaunched today in the capital Bangui, the two-year initiative, which will reach more than 350,000 conflict-affected people, aims to promote social cohesion, rebuild local infrastructure and create short-term employment opportunities in communities that have seen homes and businesses destroyed by the on-going violence.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/02/26/undp-launches-new-programme-to-help-communities-recover-from-the-violence-in-the-central-african-republic2014-02-26T12:13:36.314Z2014-02-26T12:13:36.314ZUN Secretary-General's Message for the World Day of Social Justicenoemail@noemail.orgbossman.owusuThe gap between the poorest and the wealthiest around the world is wide and growing. This situation is not only between countries but within them, including many of the most prosperous. The World Day of Social Justice is observed to highlight the power of global solidarity to advance opportunity for all.http://www.gh.undp.org/content/ghana/en/home/presscenter/speeches/2014/02/20/un-secretary-general-s-message-for-the-world-day-of-social-justice2014-02-19T16:28:45.529Z2014-02-19T16:28:45.529Z