Ghana holds maiden Maendeleo Policy Forum on African ElectionsAug 18, 2016Ghana 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 Africa.
Ghana celebrates 50 years of UNDP’s leadership on development supportAug 17, 2016The 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.
UNDP Associate Administrator's Statement at UNDP's 50th Anniversary CommemorationAug 17, 2016My heartfelt thanks to the Government of Ghana for organizing this event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of UNDP. We celebrated UNDP’s 50th Anniversary with a Ministerial Meeting in New York, earlier this year. About 85 Ministers came, 160 countries were represented. It was truly a celebration of five decades of partnership between UNDP and governments all around the world. Her Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana came.
MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAYAug 11, 2016The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions that prevail today: between abject poverty and ostentatious wealth, gnawing hunger and shameful food waste, rich natural resources and polluting industries. Youth can deliver solutions on these issues, which lie at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Welcome remarks by Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, UN Resident Coordinator during the Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Making Cities Resilient in GhanaJul 15, 2016I am very glad to be here and to welcome you to this event, which has been organized by the UN Development Program in collaboration with NADMO and other institutions present here today.
Stakeholders commit to making cities inclusive and resilient in GhanaJul 14, 2016Stakeholders 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 (GAMA).
Urban resilience to take center stage in AccraJul 12, 2016Accra, 12 July - UNDP in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO is hosting a two-day high-level multi-stakeholder meeting on promoting resilient activities and increasing local level understanding of disaster risk in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), from 14th-15th July, 2016 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra.
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Opens TodayJul 11, 2016A High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development begins in New York today. The Forum, the first since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last September, is the UN’s platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.
Investiture of Ghana National Peace CouncilJun 28, 2016The National Peace Council is widely regarded as one of the innovative institutions of Ghana’s democratic architecture. It has an ambitious and important mission: “to facilitate the development of mechanisms of cooperation among all stakeholders who work towards peace in Ghana; [to promote] a cooperative resolution of problems or conflicts by institutionalizing conflict resolution which will lead to the transformation of social and political conflicts, as well as to religious reconciliation and dialogue.”
Cocoa Farmers Learn Sustainable Production PracticesJun 24, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mondelez-Cocoa Life are playing a significant role in the Ghanaian Cocoa sector by contributing to enhance the capacity of Extension workers on sustainable environmental practices.
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- It's #WaterWednesday!!! So I figured I'd take you all back with me to Nairobi in 2014... Just outside of the Kibera Slums. These water tank trucks line the streets for miles - boasting clean water, but they're all still contaminated with water- & vector-borne diseases and communicable illnesses.��Like in many other slums, shantytowns, and informal settlements around the world, water is scarce, costly, uncertain, and VERY contaminated in Kibera, Nairobi. Due to a combination of political exclusion, the operation of water mafias, water rationing, and poor infrastructure, residents of Kibera pay MORE for water than wealthier Kenyans in tapped neighborhoods of Nairobi, and more than even what Europeans and New Yorkers pay (Crow and Odaba 2009; World Bank 2005) - all on an income of less than $1 US/day. Kibera households spend up to 20% of their income on water—which can be equal to the cost of their rent (United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 2006). In working with local and international engineers, & community activists our #EveryDropCounts initiative has built wells, filters, & water distribution services in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Philippines, Haiti, Peru, Bangladesh, & India. We aim to provide sustainable wells & filters for communities in need across the globe - access to clean drinking water is an internationally recognized human right. �Wishing each of you beautiful beings peace, love, unity, & respect. Join the movement and be the change you wish to see in the world. 📸: Lauren Nicole Keyes #EveryDropCounts #BeTheChange #CleanWater #WaterIs #HumanRight #Kibera #Contamination #Collection #GlobalGoals #SocialGood #CleanWater #Sustainability #GrowthAndDevelopment #Advocate #Empower #Inspire #BeTheChange #Peace #Love #Unity #Respect #PLUR #PLURnt #Grassroots #SocEnt #Philanthropy #Success #BTCInternational #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing 6 hours ago
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