Secretary-General's Message On International Anti-Corruption Day
Dec 8, 2015
Global attitudes towards corruption have changed dramatically. Where once bribery, corruption and illicit financial flows were often considered part of the cost of doing business, today corruption is widely -- and rightly -- understood as criminal and corrosive. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the recovery of stolen assets.
Secretary-General's Message for International Volunteers Day
Dec 3, 2015
On this day we celebrate the power of volunteerism. Volunteering fosters creativity, draws strength from our passions and connects us to those who need us most. Volunteerism is a global phenomenon that transcends boundaries, religions and cultural divides. Volunteers embody the fundamental values of commitment, inclusiveness, civic engagement and a sense of solidarity.
International Volunteer Day Address by UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Christine Evans-Klock
Dec 3, 2015
On International Volunteer Day, we pay special tribute to volunteers worldwide and here in Ghana.
COP21 conference on climate change Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015
Dec 2, 2015
From 30 November to 11 December, governments will convene in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to agree on a new global climate change agreement. A universal agreement that covers all countries, developed and developing, the COP21 climate deal will serve as the starting point for a long-term effort to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day
Dec 1, 2015
AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal and debilitating diseases in history, it has already claimed the lives of more than 34 million people.
UN Ghana launches 16 Days of Activism campaign to end violence against women and girls
Nov 26, 2015
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign begins on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and ends on International Human Rights Day (December 10) and emphasizes that gender-based violence in its many forms is a human rights violation.
Ghana launches disaster risk maps
Oct 20, 2015
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the national and district level flood and drought disaster risk maps in a brief ceremony on Monday, October 15, 2015 in Accra.
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 16, 2015
A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years. At the heart of this agenda is a commitment “to eradicate poverty everywhere, in all its forms and dimensions, by 2030”. With this goal, humanity’s long-held aspiration to end the scourge of poverty and hunger is within reach. We can be the first generation to succeed in eradicating poverty.
UNDP holds Joint Political Party Support and strengthening seminar
Oct 16, 2015
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) brought together the five main political parties in Ghana and the Electoral Commission for a joint party support and strengthening (J-PASS) seminar in Accra. The purpose was to raise awareness of the J-PASS project and to sensitize the political parties about their roles for its successful implementation.
Secretary-General's Message for International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015
Oct 13, 2015
This year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction is dedicated to the power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge. Traditional and indigenous knowledge is the indispensable information base for many societies seeking to live in harmony with nature and adapt to disruptive weather events, a warming globe and rising seas.